precava

noun pre·cava \(ˈ)prē+\

Definition of precava

plural

precavae

  1. 1 :  superior vena cava

  2. 2 :  either of a pair of veins in a squid that passes through the kidney and enters the branchial heart of the same side of the body

precaval

\"+\ adjective

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of precava

New Latin, from pre- + cava


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up precava? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!