Definitions for vena cavaˈvi nə ˈkeɪ və; ˈvi ni ˈkeɪ vi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•na ca•vaˈvi nə ˈkeɪ və; ˈvi ni ˈkeɪ vi(n.)(pl.)ve•nae ca•vae

  1. either of two large veins discharging blood into the right atrium of the heart.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of vena cava:

1590–1600; < L vēna cava hollow vein

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vena cava(noun)

    either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart


  1. vena cava(Noun)

    Either of the two large veins that take oxygen depleted blood, from the upper body and from the lower body, and return it to the right atrium of the heart.


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