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Vein 1Definition: One of the
vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery,
Vein 2Definition: One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.
Vein 3Definition: One of the
nervures of the
insects. See Venation.
Vein 4Definition: A narrow mass of rock intersecting other
rocks, and filling inclined or vertical
fissures not corresponding with the stratification; a lode; a dike; often limited, in the language of
miners, to a mineral vein or lode, that is, to a vein which
Vein 5Definition: A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.
Vein 6Definition: A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other
Vein 7Definition: A train of association,
thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course.
Vein 8Definition: Peculiar temper or temperament; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humor; strain; quality; also, manner of speech or action; as, a rich vein of humor; a satirical vein.
Vein 9Definition: To form or mark with
veins; to fill or cover with
vein 10Definition: one of the horny
ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
vein 11Definition: a blood vessel that carries blood from the
capillaries toward the heart; all
veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
vein 12Definition: a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
vein 13Definition: a layer of ore between
layers of rock
vein 14Definition: any of the vascular
ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting
tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
vein 15Definition: make a veinlike pattern