vena cavavena ca·va
pl. ve·nae ca′vae
Anat. either of two large veins conveying blood to the right atrium of the heart
Origin of vena cavaModern Latin ; from Classical Latin vena, vein + cava, feminine of cavus, hollow
nounpl. venae ca·vae
Either of two large veins that drain blood from the upper body and from the lower body and empty into the right atrium of the heart.
Origin of vena cavaNew Latin v&emacron;na cava : Latin v&emacron;na, vein + Latin cava, hollow.
- vena ca′val