- 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
Venae profundae vary in direction; for some run from east to west.
Similarly some venae dilatatae are horizontal, some are inclined, and some are curved.
But enough of venae profundae, their junctions and divisions.
The venae dilatatae, too, for the same reasons, are either thin or thick.
- anatomy a technical word for vein
C15: from Latin vēna vein
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- A vein.
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