Definitions for pulmonary vein
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pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis(noun)
any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
In tetrapods, the vein that returns blood to the heart after it has circulated through the lungs.
The pulmonary veins are large blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart. In humans there are four pulmonary veins, two from each lung. They carry oxygenated blood, which is unusual since almost all other veins carry deoxygenated blood.
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