intervein

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ vein

Adjective[edit]

intervein (not comparable)

  1. Between veins.
    • 1982, John Feltwell, Large white butterfly
      Intervein areas of young leaves had significantly greater water content than similar areas in old leaves.

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

intervein (third-person singular simple present interveins, present participle interveining, simple past and past participle interveined)

  1. (transitive) To form veins mutually with.
    • William Wordsworth
      With this blue or grey colour is frequently intermixed a red tinge, proceeding from the iron that interveins the stone, and impregnates the soil.