Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small nerve; specifically, in entomology, a small nervure or vein of the wing, emitted by a larger one or connecting two other nervures. Also called nervulet, veinlet, venule, or branch.

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Examples

  • Discoidal nervule: Lepidoptera; = media 1 (Comst.).

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • "Note the anal angle of the secondaries and the argentiferous discal area bordering the subcostal nervule."

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  • Mr. Edward Doubleday, in his "Genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera," says, "The Papilionidæ may be known by the apparently four-branched median nervule and the spur on the anterior tibiæ, characters found in no other family."

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • The four-branched median nervule is a character so constant, so peculiar, and so well marked, as to enable a person to tell, at a glance at the wings only of a butterfly, whether it does or does not belong to this family; and I am not aware that any other group of butterflies, at all comparable to this in extent and modifications of form, possesses a character in its neuration to which the same degree of certainty can be attached.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

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