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vein

vein

 
pronunciation:
veIn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small vessel that carries blood to the heart.
synonyms:
blood vessel
similar words:
artery, canal, vessel
definition 2: one of a series of thin ribs or lines that form the structure of a leaf or insect wing.
similar words:
canal, line
definition 3: a body or layer of ore in a mass of rock.
The miners found a vein of silver in the cave wall.
synonyms:
deposit
similar words:
bed, seam, streak
derivations: veinal (adj.), veinless (adj.), veinlike (adj.)
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The words vein, vain, and vane sound alike but have different meanings.
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