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vena cava


vena cava

noun ve·na ca·va \ˌvē-nə-ˈkā-və\
plural ve·nae ca·vae \-ni-ˈkā-(ˌ)vē\

Definition of VENA CAVA

:  either of two large veins by which the blood is returned to the right atrium of the heart: a :  inferior vena cava b :  superior vena cava
vena ca·val \-vəl\ adjective
February 27, 2015
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