coronary vein

noun

: any of several veins that drain the tissues of the heart and empty into the coronary sinus

Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronary vein was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Coronary vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronary%20vein. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

coronary vein

noun
1
a
: any of several veins that drain the tissues of the heart and empty into the coronary sinus
b
: cardiac vein
not used technically
2
: a vein draining the lesser curvature of the stomach and emptying into the portal vein

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