cardinal vein

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Noun1.cardinal vein - any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
anterior cardinal vein - a major drainage channel from the cephalic part of the body
posterior cardinal vein - a major drainage channel from the caudal part of the body
common cardinal vein - the major return channels to the heart; formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins
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"
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Between the 7th and 8th week of gestation, a crosslink between the right and the left anterior cardinal vein arises.
It results when the left superior cardinal vein fails to regress.
The right cardinal vein is transformed into RSVC, the left cardinal vein into LSVC, and the left part of the sinus venosus into the coronary sinus.
Since the thoracic duct is preceded by the emergence of parachordal lymphatic vessels (PC) that start to sprout from the embryonic posterior cardinal vein (PCV) at around 32 hours postfertilization (hpf) [37, 38], we investigated the influence of a tmsb-like KD on the pattern of PC-formation at 60 hpf by in vivo confocal imaging of Tg[(fli1-egfp).sup.y1] zebrafish.