vena

noun
ve·​na | \ ˈvē-nə How to pronounce vena (audio) \
plural venae\ ˈvē-​(ˌ)nē How to pronounce vena (audio) \

Definition of vena

: vein

First Known Use of vena

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vena

borrowed from Medieval Latin (in vēna rāmōsa, vēna basilica), and other noun-adjective combinations — more at vein entry 1

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“Vena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vena. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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