HyperDic: vena_cava

English > 1 sense of the expression vena cava:
NOUNbodyvena cavaeither of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
English > vena cava: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningEither of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart.
Narrowerinferior vena cava, postcavaReceives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart
superior vena cava, precavaReceives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart
Broadervein, vena, venous blood vesselA blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
Spanishvena cava
Catalanvena cava

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