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veins, plural;
  1. Any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood toward the heart

  2. (in general and figurative use) A blood vessel
    • - he felt the adrenaline course through his veins
  3. (in plants) A slender rib running through a leaf or bract, typically dividing or branching, and containing a vascular bundle

  4. (in insects) A hardened branching rib that forms part of the supporting framework of a wing, consisting of an extension of the tracheal system; a nervure

  5. A fracture in rock containing a deposit of minerals or ore and typically having an extensive course underground

  6. A streak or stripe of a different color in wood, marble, cheese, etc

  7. A body of subsurface water, esp. as considered a source or potential source of water for a well or wells and thought of as flowing in a channel

  8. A source of a specified quality or other abstract resource
    • - he managed to tap into the thick vein of discontent to his own advantage
  9. A distinctive quality, style, or tendency
    • - he closes his article in a somewhat humorous vein

  1. a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
  2. make a veinlike pattern
  3. a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
  4. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
  5. a layer of ore between layers of rock
  6. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
  7. Vein is the sixteenth (or seventeenth) studio album by Japanese experimental doom band Boris, released as an edition of 1500 copies in October 2006. ...
  8. The Demonata is a series of books by best selling author Darren Shan. It deals with the world of demons (as opposed to his other series, The Saga of Darren Shan, which involves vampires). ...
  9. This is a list of The Demonata characters.
  10. Vein is a remix album by Foetus released by Ectopic Ents/Birdman Records in 2007. It contains remixes of songs from the studio album Love, including a b-side from the (not adam) EP.
  11. In geology, a vein is a distinct sheetlike body of crystallized minerals within a rock. Veins form when mineral constituents carried by an aqueous solution within the rock mass are deposited through precipitation. The hydraulic flow involved is usually due to hydrothermal circulation.
  12. A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillaries back to the heart; The entrails of a shrimp; In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle; The nervure of an insect’s wing; A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood ...
  13. (VEINED) The rib of the tobacco leaf. A quality cigar should not be too veined.
  14. (Veined) Geologically a gneiss, not a true granite. Minerals form veins of a different color to the base color, creating a curved or swirled movement in the rock.
  15. (Veins) In gemology this term is loosely used to describe long thin lines that occur on the surface of the gem. The black lines seen in turquoise or howlite are two example of these veins.
  16. (Veins) There are numerous veins which are found in wings of different insect species, running from the wing base out to the final margins. These veins are very important in the classification of different species.
  17. (Veins) The prominent lines of connective tissue for carrying water and nutrients.
  18. (veins) Vessels which carry blood back to the heart from the tissues. Veins are thin walled and will collapse if empty. They have a series of one-way valves to prevent blood from flowing backwards.
  19. (VEINS) Lines that are a contrasting colour or darker colour than the petal.
  20. (Veins) A discontinuity on the surface of a casting appearing as a raised, narrow, linear ridge that forms upon cracking of the sand mold or core due to expansion of the sand during filling of the mold with molten metal.
  21. (Veins) Carry deoxygenated blood towards the heart for reoxygenation
  22. (Veins) Growth marks and veins are an indication of the age of the animal and in that respect, are similar to the graining on a piece of timber. They range from often quite pronounced marks in the neck area to subtle bands across the hide perpendicular to the backbone. ...
  23. (Veins) thread-like vascular tissues in a leaf.
  24. A structural part of a leaf; prominent veins can be a defect in wrappers.
  25. A layer, seam, or narrow irregular body of mineral material different from the surrounding formation.