a vein conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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Origin of pulmonary vein
First recorded in 1695–1705
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British Dictionary definitions for pulmonary vein
any one of the four veins that convey oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the heart
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Medicine definitions for pulmonary vein
A vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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Science definitions for pulmonary vein
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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