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n. pl. ve·nae (-nē) Anatomy
A vein.

[Middle English, from Latin vēna.]
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n, pl -nae (-niː)
(Anatomy) anatomy a technical word for vein
[C15: from Latin vēna vein]
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(ˈvi nə)

n., pl. -nae (-nē).
Anat. a vein.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein]
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Noun1.vena - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heartvena - 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
anastomotic vein, vena anastomotica - either of two communicating veins serving the brain
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
auricular vein, vena auricularis - one of two veins serving the ear region
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
bronchial vein, vena bronchialis - veins serving the bronchi; empty into the azygos vein
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
cephalic vein, vena cephalica - a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein
cerebellar vein, vena cerebellum - the veins draining the cerebellum
cerebral vein, vena cerebri - any of several veins serving the cerebral hemispheres of the brain
cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda - a vein that accompanies an artery of the same name
choroid vein, vena choroidea - either of two veins serving the choroid coat of the eye
ciliary veins, venae ciliares - small veins coming from the ciliary body
circumflex vein, vena circumflexa - any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name
clitoral vein, vena clitoridis - veins that serve the clitoris
colic vein, vena colica - vein serving the large intestine
common facial vein - vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein
conjunctival veins, venae conjunctivales - veins draining the conjunctiva
costoaxillary vein - one of several veins connecting intercostal veins with the lateral thoracic vein or the thoracoepigastric vein
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References in classic literature ?
For their merchants; they are vena porta; and if they flourish not, a kingdom may have good limbs, but will have empty veins, and nourish little.
A rare case of SVUC arising in the renal pelvis with inferior vena cava tumour thrombus is documented.
The one control device implanted in the late-incorporation analysis cohort was an OptEase Retrievable Vena Cava Filter (Cordis, Milpitas, CA, USA), a commercially available device.
El abordaje femoral es la via de eleccion en caso de coagulopatia (debido a la facil compresion), cuando se trata de preservar las venas centrales superiores para un acceso permanente o ante un torax comprometido (ej., sindrome de vena cava superior), asi como en pacientes con malos accesos venosos perifericos.
KEY WORDS: Superior vena cava; Syndrome; Pacemaker.
The patient was referred to Dubai Hospital due to the advancement of her case and because the tumour was extending into the Inferior Vena Cava.
Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], July 10 ( ANI ): As many as eight youths drowned when their boat capsized in the Vena Dam, situated around 25 kilometers from Nagpur.
A 4.0x2.0cm septic thrombus was reported in the hepatic portion of the caudal vena cava (Figure 1A).
Key words: Venous thromboembolism; Venous thrombosis; Vena cava, inferior--abnormalities; Anticoagulants--therapeutic use; Case reports; Croatia
Although interrupted IVC is characteristic of LAI and bilateral Superior vena cava (SVC) along with partial anomalous venous drainage (PAPVR) is common in these patients, incidence of TAPVR is rare.