Medical Dictionary

duct of Cuvier

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noun duct of Cu·vier \-ˈk(y)ü-vē-ˌā, -ku̅e̅v-ˈyā\

Medical Definition of duct of Cuvier

  1. :  either of a pair of large transverse venous sinuses that conduct blood from the cardinal veins to the sinus venosus of the vertebrate embryo—called also common cardinal vein

Biographical Note for duct of cuvier

G. Cuvier

, —see cuvierian vein

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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