nervure

noun
ner·​vure | \ ˈnər-vyər How to pronounce nervure (audio) \

Definition of nervure

First Known Use of nervure

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nervure

French, from nerf sinew, from Latin nervus

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“Nervure.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nervure. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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