postcava


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postcava

(pəʊstˈkɑːvə; -ˈkeɪvə)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy the inferior vena cava
[C19: New Latin; see post-, vena cava]
postˈcaval adj
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Noun1.postcava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heartpostcava - receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins
vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart