a vein conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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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.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition | Vernon L. Kellogg
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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Scientific 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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