Definition of Midvein
1. Noun. The vein in the center of a leaf.
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Midvein Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Midvein
Literary usage of Midvein
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of British Ferns by Edward Newman (1854)
"The lateral veins in the pinnules or lobes, as the case may be, are irregularly alternate, and are generally forked after leaving the midvein ; and one or ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"BR 258 (fls. white inside, midvein on the back purple). BM 541 (as Ixia grandiflora; fls. rich purple, margined lighter); 779 (fls. primrose inside, ..."
3. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"Pinnately parted implies that the incisions are deeper than pinnatifid, nearly reaching the midvein. In either case the leaf is said to be sinuate when the ..."
4. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"Hypodermal collenchyma- in a few narrow layers above and rather wide layers below the midvein. Chlorenchyma consisting of palisade with high, narrow cells, ..."
5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1910)
"In all sassafras leaves, the midvein extends from the base as a petiole. In some bud leaves the parenchyma of the blade continues as a wing-like appendage ..."
6. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter (1909)
"... triangular-ovate, bipinnate; pinnae longer than broad, having 3—13 oval or oblong-oval pinnules; fertile ones with the margins rolled in to the midvein. ..."
7. Our Native Ferns and Their Allies: With Synoptical Descriptions of the by Lucien Marcus Underwood (1882)
"The continuation of the stipe through a simple frond is called the midvein ; through a compound frond is called the rachis, and is further distinguished as ..."
8. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Leaves 4"-8" wide, smooth, equalling or overtopping the culm, attenuate to a very long tip, the midvein prominent: those of the involucre 3-5, ..."