noun, plural ve·nae [vee-nee] /ˈvi ni/. Anatomy.
Origin of vena
1350–1400; Middle English
< Latin vēna vein
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Examples from the Web for venae
Historical Examples of venae
The oblique openings—passages for the venae vorticosae—are said to be narrowed.
But first I will describe how venae dilatatae should be mined.
Venae profundae vary in direction; for some run from east to west.
But enough of venae profundae, their junctions and divisions.
Similarly some venae dilatatae are horizontal, some are inclined, and some are curved.
British Dictionary definitions for venae
noun plural -nae (-niː)
anatomy a technical word for vein
Word Origin for vena
C15: from Latin vēna vein
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