midrib

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mid- +‎ rib

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midrib (plural midribs)

  1. (botany) The strengthened vein down the middle of a flower petal or simple leaf or leaflet.
    Synonyms: middle rib, midvein
  2. (botany) The continuation of the petiole of a pinnately compound leaf around which the leaflets attach.
    Synonyms: middle rib, rachis

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