[ pree-key-vuh, -kah- ]
/ priˈkeɪ və, -ˈkɑ- /
noun, plural pre·ca·vae [pree-key-vee, -kah-vahy]. /priˈkeɪ vi, -ˈkɑ vaɪ/.
See under vena cava.
(in squids) either of a pair of veins that pass through the kidney to the branchial heart.
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OTHER WORDS FROM precavapre·ca·val, adjective
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Medical definitions for precava
[ prē-kā′və, -kä′- ]
n. pl. pre•ca•vae (-vē)
superior vena cava
Other words from precavapre•ca′val adj.
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