Noun Venation Definition and Examples


Noun:

Venation

Pronunciation:

/vɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition:
1.

noun

The arrangement of veins in a leaf or in an insect's wing.
  1. 'Most Paleozoic insects are known only by their wing venation since wings are the least degradable parts of insects.'
  2. 'Reticulate leaf venation may also provide physiological advantages in forest understories.'
((n.) The arrangement or system of veins, as in the wing of an insect, or in the leaves of a plant. See Illust. in Appendix.|--|(n.) The act or art of hunting, or the state of being hunted.|--|)


Origin:
Mid 17th century: from Latin vena ‘vein’ + -ation.

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