- a vein.
Origin of vena
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein
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Examples from the Web for vena
Downtown darling Vena Cava showed off a structured collection, full of modern lines and alluring glimpses of skin.Fashion Takes a Bow
The Daily Beast
September 12, 2009
An obstruction in the spleen, the liver, or the vena portae.The Approach to Philosophy
Ralph Barton Perry
It may also be produced by tumours pressing on the vena cava.
They look from without inward to let in blood carried from the vena arterialis.William Harvey
Behind them and to the right the vena cava enters the liver.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
It is found in Egypt, and lives in the vena port and in all its ramifications in man.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
- anatomy a technical word for vein
C15: from Latin vēna vein
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- A vein.
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