central vein

noun

Medical Definition of central vein

: any of the veins in the lobules of the liver that occur one in each lobule running from the apex to the base, receive blood from the sinusoids, and empty into the sublobular veins

called also intralobular vein

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“Central vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/central%20vein. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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