renal vein


Any of the veins that accompany the renal arteries and open at right angles into the vena cava at the level of the second lumbar vertebra.

Nearby words

  1. renal pyramid,
  2. renal rickets,
  3. renal sinus,
  4. renal tubular acidosis,
  5. renal tubule,
  6. rename,
  7. renan,
  8. renan, ernest,
  9. renard,
  10. renardine

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