anterior cardinal vein


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Noun1.anterior cardinal vein - a major drainage channel from the cephalic part of the body
cardinal vein - any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
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Cranially, the azygos lines join the persistent cranial ends of the postcardinal veins which form the root of the azygos on the right and together with the distal part of the anterior cardinal vein on the left, form the left superior intercostal vein (Mahato, 2009).
The cephalic parts of anterior cardinal veins form the internal jugular veins and the caudal part of the right anterior cardinal vein develop into the normal right superior vena cava (RSVC).

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