mid·​rib | \ ˈmid-ˌrib How to pronounce midrib (audio) \

Definition of midrib

: the central vein of a leaf

Examples of midrib in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both have compound leaves with leaflets arranged in pairs along the leaf midrib. Ottillia "toots" Bier, Orange County Register, "Master Gardener: What to do about leaf roll on tomato plants," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of midrib

circa 1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Midrib.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midrib. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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mid·​rib | \ ˈmid-ˌrib How to pronounce midrib (audio) \

Kids Definition of midrib

: the central vein of a leaf

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