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Princeton's WordNet

  1. azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos(noun)

    one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava


  1. Azygos vein

    The azygos vein is a vein running up the right side of the thoracic vertebral column. It can also provide an alternative path for blood to the right atrium by allowing the blood to flow between the venae cavae when one vena cava is blocked.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Azygos Vein

    A vein which arises from the right ascending lumbar vein or the vena cava, enters the thorax through the aortic orifice in the diaphragm, and terminates in the superior vena cava.


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