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vena

[vee-nuh]
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noun, plural ve·nae [vee-nee] /ˈvi ni/. Anatomy.
  1. a vein.

Origin of vena

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein
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Examples from the Web for venae

Historical Examples

  • The oblique openings—passages for the venae vorticosae—are said to be narrowed.

    Glaucoma

    Various

  • Venae profundae vary in direction; for some run from east to west.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • Similarly some venae dilatatae are horizontal, some are inclined, and some are curved.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • But enough of venae profundae, their junctions and divisions.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • The venae dilatatae, too, for the same reasons, are either thin or thick.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola


British Dictionary definitions for venae

vena

noun plural -nae (-niː)
  1. anatomy a technical word for vein

Word Origin

C15: from Latin vēna vein
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

venae in Medicine

vena

([object Object])
n. pl. ve•nae (-nē)
  1. A vein.
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