Midrib Mid"rib`, n. (Bot.) A continuation of the petiole, extending from the base to the apex of the lamina of a leaf. [1913 Webster]

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  • midrib — [mid′rib΄] n. the central vein, or rib, of a leaf, usually running from the stem to the apex …   English World dictionary

  • midrib — /ˈmɪdrɪb/ (say midrib) noun the central or middle vein of a leaf …   Australian English dictionary

  • midrib — noun Date: circa 1793 the central vein of a leaf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • midrib — /mid rib /, n. Bot. the central or middle rib of a leaf. [1690 1700; MID + RIB1] * * * …   Universalium

  • midrib — noun The strengthened vein down the middle of a flower petal or leaf …   Wiktionary

  • midrib — mɪdrɪb n. center vein of a leaf (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • midrib — noun a large strengthened vein along the midline of a leaf …   English new terms dictionary

  • midrib —   , midvein.   Main, central vascular supply of a leaflet, e.g. the raised central vein of Cycas leaflets …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • midrib — mid•rib [[t]ˈmɪdˌrɪb[/t]] n. bot the central or middle rib of a leaf • Etymology: 1690–1700 …   From formal English to slang

  • midrib —   Nī au (coconut frond and leaf); kua, kuakua (leaf); iwi (as of ti leaf or pili grass) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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