Vena-cava meaning

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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.
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Either of two large veins conveying blood to the right atrium of the heart.
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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.
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Either of two large veins that carry blood with low levels of oxygen to the right atrium of the heart. &diamf3; The superior vena cava receives blood from the brain and upper limbs or forelimbs. &diamf3; The inferior vena cava drains blood from the trunk and lower limbs or hindlimbs and is the largest vein in the body.
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(anatomy) 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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Origin of vena-cava

  • New Latin vēna cava Latin vēna vein Latin cava hollow
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition