venation

[ vee-ney-shuh n, vuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF venation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VENATION

In the terms of venation, these parentheses occur most frequently.

Venation of leaves—size and arrangement of veins—is important.

But there is no articulation and no venation, and moreover the wings are not used for flying.

Compare with a genuine leaf—the shape, margin, and venation.

The fibro-vascular system in the leaf constitutes the venation.

On account of the venation Presl referred this plant to his section Arthrobotrys.

But with care the leaves can be spread open, and their shape and venation seen.

It is not in all cases easy to trace the origin and true nature of the ascidium, as the venation is sometimes obscure.

In Primula or Pedicularis, where the venation is clearly laminar, the tubular portion is distinctly calycine.

Remove all or nearly all the scales from a wing and note the arrangement of the veins (venation).

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, of plant structures, noun of state from Latin vena "vein" (see vein).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR VENATION

vein

nounblood vessel
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