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ve·na·tion / vēˈnāshən/ • n. Biol. the arrangement of veins in a leaf or in an insect's wing. ∎  the system of venous blood vessels in an animal.DERIVATIVES: ve·na·tion·al / -shənl/ adj.

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venation
1. The arrangement of veins (vascular bundles) in a leaf. The leaves of dicotyledons have a central main vein (midrib) with side branches that themselves further subdivide to form a network (net or reticulate venation). The leaves of monocotyledons have parallel veins (parallel venation).

2. The arrangement of the veins in an insect's wing, which is often important in classification.

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venation The pattern formed by the arrangement of the veins on the wings of insects. The veins are identified by a system of letters and numbers which allows their precise arrangement to be described. Venation is frequently used as a taxonomic character.

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venation The arrangement of the veins or nerves of a leaf.