veins

veins
n. pl. [L. vena, vein]
1. Vessels conducting blood toward the heart.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The heavily sclerotized portion of wings that usually enclose small central tracheae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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