pulmonary vein

noun

Definition of pulmonary vein

:a valveless vein that returns oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart

First Known Use of pulmonary vein

1704


Medical Dictionary

pulmonary vein

noun

medical Definition of pulmonary vein

:any of usually four veins comprising two from each lung that return oxygenated blood from the lungs to the superior part of the left atrium, that may include three veins from the right lung if the veins from all three lobes of the right lung remain separate, and that may include a single trunk from the left lung if its major veins unite before emptying into the left atrium

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