vena

[vee-nuh]

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.

    Glaucoma

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  • But first I will describe how venae dilatatae should be mined.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • Venae profundae vary in direction; for some run from east to west.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • But enough of venae profundae, their junctions and divisions.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

  • Similarly some venae dilatatae are horizontal, some are inclined, and some are curved.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola


British Dictionary definitions for venae

vena

noun plural -nae (-niː)
  1. anatomy a technical word for vein

Word Origin for vena

C15: from Latin vēna vein
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venae in Medicine

vena

[vēnə]
n. pl. ve•nae (-nē)
  1. A vein.
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