from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small or secondary vein, as on the wing of an insect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small or secondary vein, especially on the wing of an insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small vein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small vein; a venous radicle uniting with another to form a vein; a venule.
  • n. In entomology, one of the secondary or lesser veins of the wings: same as nervule. See vein, n., 3.
  • n. In botany, a small vein; one of the ultimate or smaller ramifications of a vein or rib; a nerville.


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  • A mile and a half walking almost due north led to a veinlet of copper 30 metres long by 0.30 thick, with an east-west strike, and a dip of

    The Land of Midian

  • At Makná I was much puzzled by the presence of the porous basalt, which had yielded to the first Expedition a veinlet of

    The Land of Midian

  • There is such a thing in our national life -- a constant process, although often unrecognized -- as social anastomosis: the intercommunication by branch of every vein and veinlet of the politico-social body, and thereby the coming into touch of lives apparently alien.

    Flamsted quarries

  • Head with gilded pubescence, cinereous behind and beneath; antennæ tawny, second joint above towards the tip and third joint piceous; thorax slightly covered with gilded tomentum; pectus with cinereous tomentum; abdomen with gilded tomentum towards the tip; legs tawny, femora mostly black, tibiæ with black stripes; wings cinereous, dark-brown about the costa, veinlet which bisects the subapical areolet incomplete, as it is also in the following species; halteres tawny.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Head white, face brilliant silvery; mystax with four bristles; mouth black, short, slender; eyes flat in front; antennæ black, almost as long as the breadth of the head; third joint long, slender, lanceolate; thorax deep black; scutellum reddish tawny; hind tibiæ black, with tawny tips; wings greyish, veins black; discal veinlet and third externo-medial vein forming one straight line, as in the genus

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Arculus: Odonata; a small cross vein between radius and cubitus near the base, leaving an elongate triangle between them: Trichoptera; a point, often hyaline, on the forewing where the cubitus (or post cubitus) runs into the margin: in Homoptera; a cross-veinlet nearly reaching posterior margin at same point as in Trichoptera: in other orders applied to a cross-vein in similar position, apparently giving rise to the median.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Indusium fixed by its outer margin to a veinlet and opening on the inner side.

    The Fern Lover's Companion A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada

  • Indusium straight or rarely curved, fixed lengthwise on the upper side of a fertile veinlet, opening toward the midrib.

    The Fern Lover's Companion A Guide for the Northeastern States and Canada

  • The stupidities of men go crossing one another; and miles down, at the bottom of all, there is a little veinlet of sense found running at last!

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II

  • But how is material conveyed from rootlet to veinlet of leaf hundreds of feet away?

    Among the Forces


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