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postcava

[ pohst-key-vuh, -kah- ]
/ poʊstˈkeɪ və, -ˈkɑ- /
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noun, plural post·ca·vae [pohst-key-vee, -kah-vahy]. /poʊstˈkeɪ vi, -ˈkɑ vaɪ/.
See under vena cava.
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Origin of postcava

1865–70; post- + (vena) cava

OTHER WORDS FROM postcava

post·ca·val, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for postcava

postcava
/ (pəʊstˈkɑːvə, -ˈkeɪvə) /

noun
anatomy the inferior vena cava

Derived forms of postcava

postcaval, adjective

Word Origin for postcava

C19: New Latin; see post-, vena cava
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Medical definitions for postcava

postcava
[ pōst-kāvə ]

n.
inferior vena cava

Other words from postcava

post•caval adj.
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