arcuate vein of the kidney


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Noun1.arcuate vein of the kidney - veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venulesarcuate vein of the kidney - veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules
kidney - either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine; "urine passes out of the kidney through ureters to the bladder"
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"