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blood vessel; a natural channel; a body or stratum of ore: a rich vein of coal; a condition, mood, or temper: a vein of sadness; tone; touch; thread; streak
Not to be confused with:
vain – excessively proud of one’s appearance, qualities, etc.; conceited: She is very vain about her long black hair.; arrogant; egotistical; without effect or avail: Her efforts were in vain.; worthless; unimportant
vane – blade in a wheel moved by air, steam, or water: A weather vane shows the direction of the wind.; someone who is changeable or fickle
a. Anatomy Any of the membranous tubes that form a branching system and carry blood to the heart from the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.
b. A blood vessel of any kind; a vein or artery: felt the blood pounding in her veins.
c. Something that looks like a blood vessel, such as the hindgut of a shrimp.
2. Botany One of the strands of vascular tissue that form the conducting and supporting framework in a leaf or other expanded plant organ. Also called nervure.
3. Zoology One of the thickened cuticular ribs that form the supporting network of the wing of an insect and that often carry hemolymph. Also called nervure.
4. Geology A regularly shaped and lengthy occurrence of an ore; a lode.
5. A long wavy strip of a different shade or color, as in wood or marble, or as mold in cheese.
6. A fissure, crack, or cleft.
7. A pervading character or quality; a streak: "All through the interminable narrative there ran a vein of impressive earnestness" (Mark Twain).
a. A transient attitude or mood.
b. A particular turn of mind: spoke later in a more serious vein.
tr.v. veined, vein·ing, veins
1. To supply or fill with veins.
2. To mark or decorate with veins.
[Middle English veine, from Old French, from Latin vēna.]
1. (Anatomy) any of the tubular vessels that convey oxygen-depleted blood to the heart. Compare pulmonary vein, artery
2. (Zoology) any of the hollow branching tubes that form the supporting framework of an insect's wing
3. (Botany) any of the vascular strands of a leaf
4. (Geological Science) a clearly defined mass of ore, mineral, etc, filling a fault or fracture, often with a tabular or sheetlike shape
5. an irregular streak of colour or alien substance in marble, wood, or other material
6. (Physical Geography) a natural underground watercourse
7. a crack or fissure
8. a distinctive trait or quality in speech, writing, character, etc; strain: a vein of humour.
9. a temporary disposition, attitude, or temper; mood: the debate entered a frivolous vein.
10. (Hairdressing & Grooming) Irish a parting in hair
11. to diffuse over or cause to diffuse over in streaked patterns
12. to fill, furnish, or mark with or as if with veins
[C13: from Old French veine, from Latin vēna]
1. one of the system of branching vessels or tubes conveying blood from various parts of the body to the heart.
2. (loosely) any blood vessel.
3. one of the riblike thickenings that form the framework of the wing of an insect.
4. one of the strands or bundles of vascular tissue forming the principal framework of a leaf.
a. a body or mass of mineral deposit, igneous rock, or the like occupying a crevice or fissure in rock; lode.
b. any body or stratum of ore, coal, etc., clearly separated or defined.
6. a streak or marking, as of a different color, running through marble, wood, etc.
7. a temporary attitude, mood, or temper: spoke in a serious vein.
8. a tendency, quality, or strain traceable in conduct, writing, etc.: a vein of pessimism.v.t.
9. to furnish with veins.
10. to mark with lines or streaks suggesting veins.
11. to extend over or through in the manner of veins.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin vēna vein of the body, channel, ore deposit]
1. Any of the blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart. Veins are thin-walled and contain valves that prevent the backflow of blood. All veins except the pulmonary vein (which returns to the heart from the lungs) carry blood having low levels of oxygen.
2. One of the narrow, usually branching tubes or supporting parts forming the framework of a leaf or an insect's wing. See more at leaf.
3. A long, narrow deposit of mineral or rock found in another type of rock. Veins usually form when magma fills a fracture in a rock.
venous (vē′nəs) adjective
Past participle: veined
1. A crack in rock containing a mineral deposit.
2. A blood vessel that carries blood toward the heart.
3. A blood vessel that transports blood from capillaries back to the heart.
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|Noun||1.||vein - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"|
accessory cephalic vein, vena cephalica accessoria - a vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow
accessory hemiazygos vein, accessory hemiazygous vein, vena hemiazygos accessoria - a vein formed by the union of the 4th to 7th posterior intercostal veins; empties into the azygos vein
accessory vertebral vein, vena vertebralis accessoria - a vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein
accompanying vein, vena comitans - a vein accompanying another structure; a vein may accompany an artery in such a way that the arterial pulses aid venous return
angular vein, vena angularis - a short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein
anterior vertebral vein, vena vertebralis anterior - a vein that accompanies the ascending cervical artery and opens into the vertebral vein
appendicular vein, vena appendicularis - a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein
arcuate vein of the kidney, vena arcuata renis - veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules
axillary vein, vena axillaris - a continuation of the basilic vein and brachial vein that becomes the subclavian vein
azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos - one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava
basal vein, vena basalis - a large vein passing along the medial surface of the temporal lobe and emptying into the great cerebral vein
basilic vein, vena basilica - a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein
basivertebral vein, vena basivertebralis - one of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus
brachial vein, vena brachialis - two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein
brachiocephalic vein, innominate vein, vena brachiocephalica - veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins
cardinal vein - any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
central veins of liver, venae centrales hepatis - terminal branches of the hepatic veins that lie in the hepatic lobules and receive blood from the liver sinusoids
central vein of retina, vena centrales retinae - vein formed by the union of the retinal veins; accompanies central arteries of the retina in the optic nerve
central vein of suprarenal gland, vena centralis glandulae suprarenalis - a single draining vein; on the right it empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left it empties into the left renal vein
cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda - a vein that accompanies an artery of the same name
circumflex vein, vena circumflexa - any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name
common facial vein - vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein
costoaxillary vein - one of several veins connecting intercostal veins with the lateral thoracic vein or the thoracoepigastric vein
|2.||vein - a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"|
|3.||vein - any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ|
fibrovascular bundle, vascular bundle, vascular strand - a unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem
|4.||vein - a layer of ore between layers of rock|
bonanza - an especially rich vein of precious ore
|5.||vein - one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect|
rib - a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
|Verb||1.||vein - make a veinlike pattern|
stain - color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
1. blood vessel Many veins are found just under the skin.
2. mood, style, spirit, way, turn, note, key, character, attitude, atmosphere, tone, manner, bent, stamp, humour, tendency, mode, temper, temperament, tenor, inclination, disposition, frame of mind He also wrote several works in a lighter vein.
3. streak, element, thread, suggestion, strain, trace, hint, dash, trait, sprinkling, nuance, smattering The song has a vein of black humour running through it.
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1. (Anat, Bot) → vena f
3. (fig) (= streak) → vena f
there is a vein of anti-semitism running through his writing → hay una vena antisemita en todos sus escritos
there is a vein of anti-semitism running through his writing → hay una vena antisemita en todos sus escritos
(Anat, Bot, Min) → Ader f; veins and arteries → Venen und Arterien pl; a vein of racism → ein Hauch m → von Rassismus; there is a vein of truth in what he says → es ist eine Spur von Wahrheit in dem, was er sagt; a creative vein → eine künstlerische Ader; there’s a vein of spitefulness in his character → er hat einen gehässigen Zug in seinem Charakter; the vein of humour (Brit) or humor (US) which runs through the book → ein humorvoller Zug, der durch das ganze Buch geht
1. any of the tubes that carry the blood back to the heart. aar وَريد вена veia žíla die Vene vene; blodåre φλέβαvena veen, veresoon رگ laskimo veineוריד शिरा vena véna pembuluh darah bláæð vena 静脈 정맥 vena vēna vena adervene, blodåreżyła رده، كرښه: رګ، ليكه، اينګ، چوت: شين رګ ( وريد ): دمعدنياتو رګ veia venă вена žila vena vena ven, blodåder เส้นเลือดดำ toplardamar 靜脈 вена; кровоносна судина رگ، نس tĩnh mạch 静脉
2. a similar-looking line on a leaf. aar عِرْق في الورَقَه жилка (на листо) veio žilka der Blattnerv bladstreng νεύρο φύλλου vena, nervio leherood رگبرگ suoni nervureוריד व्याप्त गुण žila (list) erezet urat æð, æðastrengur venatura 葉脈 잎맥 gysla dzīsla urat nerf bladstreng/-nerve żyłka رګ veio nervură жилка žilka žila žilica åder, ådring เส้นใบไม้ damar 葉脈 жилка پتے کي لائن gân lá 叶脉
vein→ وَرِيد žíla blodåre Vene φλέβα vena verisuoni veine vena vena 静脈 정맥 ader blodåre żyła veia вена ven เส้นโลหิตดำ damar huyết quản 静脉
n. vena, vaso fibromuscular que lleva la sangre de los capilares al corazón;
spider ___ -s → ___ varicosas.