noun, plural ve·nae [vee-nee] /ˈvi ni/. Anatomy.

a vein.

Origin of vena

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vena


noun plural -nae (-niː)

anatomy a technical word for vein

Word Origin for vena

C15: from Latin vēna vein
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vena in Medicine



n. pl. ve•nae (-nē)

A vein.
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