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noun, plural ve·nae [vee-nee] /ˈvi ni/. Anatomy.
  1. a vein.
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Origin of vena

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein
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noun plural -nae (-niː)
  1. anatomy a technical word for vein
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Word Origin for vena

C15: from Latin vēna vein
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vena in Medicine


n. pl. ve•nae (-nē)
  1. A vein.
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