- See under vena cava.
- (in squids) either of a pair of veins that pass through the kidney to the branchial heart.
Origin of precava
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These latter uniting with the anterior cardinal (jugular) veins form the ducts of Cuvier (precaval veins).The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
- superior vena cava
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