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vein Tweet Definition of vein Like Definition of vein on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillary, capillaries back to the heart.
  2. (used in plural veins) The entrails of a shrimp.
  3. (botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle.
  4. (zoology) The nervure of an insect"s wing.
  5. A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks.
  6. A topic of discussion.
...and on a different vein, can we discuss...
  1. A style, tendency, or quality of something.
venule Tweet Definition of venule Like Definition of venule on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) A small vein, especially one that connects capillary, capillaries to a larger vein.
vespine Tweet Definition of vespine Like Definition of vespine on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to wasps.
viceroy Tweet Definition of viceroy Like Definition of viceroy on Facebook
noun
  1. The governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
  2. An orange and black North American butterfly (Limenitis archippus), named because it is similar, but smaller than a monarch.
Virgin Tweet Definition of Virgin Like Definition of Virgin on Facebook
proper nounthe Virgin
  1. Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  2. The common name for the constellation Virgo and another name for the star sign Virgo.

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