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Main Entry: vein
Pronunciation: primarystressvamacrn
Function: noun
1 : a long narrow opening in rock filled with mineral matter <a vein of gold>
2 a : one of the blood vessels that carry blood from the capillaries back to the heart b : one of the vascular bundles forming the framework of a leaf c : one of the thickened ribs that stiffen the wings of an insect
3 : a wavy band or streak (as of a different color or texture) <a marble with greenish veins>
4 : a style of expression <stories in a romantic vein>


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