- a vein.
Origin of vena
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein
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Examples from the Web for venae
The oblique openings—passages for the venae vorticosae—are said to be narrowed.Glaucoma
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.
- anatomy a technical word for vein
C15: from Latin vēna vein
- A vein.
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