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vena ca·va

n. pl. venae ca·vae (kā′vē)
Either of two large veins that drain blood from the upper body and from the lower body and empty into the right atrium of the heart.

[New Latin vēna cava : Latin vēna, vein + Latin cava, hollow.]

vena ca′val (-vəl) adj.

vena cava

n, pl venae cavae (ˈkeɪviː)
(Anatomy) either one of the two large veins that convey oxygen-depleted blood to the heart
[Latin: hollow vein]

ve•na ca•va

(ˈvi nə ˈkeɪ və)

n., pl. ve•nae ca•vae (ˈvi ni ˈkeɪ vi)
either of two large veins discharging blood into the right atrium of the heart.
[1590–1600; < Latin vēna cava hollow vein]

ve·na ca·va

(vē′nə kā′və)
Either of two large veins that carry blood with low levels of oxygen to the right atrium of the heart. The lower one, called the inferior vena cava, is the largest vein in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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"
inferior vena cava, postcava - 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
precava, superior vena cava - receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins

vena cava

, inferior (IVC), superior
n. vena cava, una de las dos venas mayores, la vena cava inferior y la vena cava superior, que devuelven la sangre desoxigenada a la aurícula derecha del corazón.

vena cava

n vena cava; inferior — — vena cava inferior; superior — — vena cava superior
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