[vee-nuh kuh n-trak-tuh]
- any of the locations in a jet of fluid emerging from an orifice where the cross section of the jet is at a minimum, especially the location of minimum cross section nearest the orifice.
Origin of vena contracta
< New Latin: contracted vein
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