pulmonary vein


nounAnatomy.
  1. a vein conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

Origin of pulmonary vein

1
First recorded in 1695–1705

Words Nearby pulmonary vein

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How to use pulmonary vein in a sentence

  • Each lobule has a branch of the pulmonary artery entering it, and a similar rootlet of the pulmonary vein leaving it.

    A Practical Physiology | Albert F. Blaisdell
  • It is then collected by the branches of the pulmonary vein, and conveyed to the left chamber of the heart.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I | Erasmus Darwin
  • The opening of the sinus venosus is to the right of this shell, that of the pulmonary vein to the left.

  • It is from the pulmonary vein that connection is made with the aorta, starting the blood on its course through the body again.

    Physiology | Ernest G. Martin
  • From the lungs the blood returns through the pulmonary vein to the left auricle.

British Dictionary definitions for pulmonary vein

pulmonary vein

noun
  1. any one of the four veins that convey oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the heart

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Scientific definitions for pulmonary vein

pulmonary vein

  1. Any of the veins that carry blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

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