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Definition of "veinlet" []

  • A small or secondary vein, as on the wing of an insect. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "veinlet" in a sentence
  • "A mile and a half walking almost due north led to a veinlet of copper 30 metres long by 0.30 thick, with an east-west strike, and a dip of"
  • "At Makná I was much puzzled by the presence of the porous basalt, which had yielded to the first Expedition a veinlet of"
  • "There is such a thing in our national life -- a constant process, although often unrecognized -- as social anastomosis: the intercommunication by branch of every vein and veinlet of the politico-social body, and thereby the coming into touch of lives apparently alien."
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