crossvein

noun

Definition of crossvein

1 : a vein (as in a mine) that crosses or intersects an older, larger, or more productive vein
2 : any vein in an insect's wing extending transversely to the longitudinal veins

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cross entry 3 + vein

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“Crossvein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crossvein. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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