Definitions for pulmonary vein

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pul′monary vein′(n.)

  1. one of the veins conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

    Category: Anatomy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis(noun)

    any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart

Wiktionary

  1. pulmonary vein(Noun)

    In tetrapods, the vein that returns blood to the heart after it has circulated through the lungs.

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  1. Pulmonary vein

    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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