duct of Cuvier

noun
duct of Cu·​vier | \ -ˈk(y)ü-vē-ˌā How to pronounce duct of Cuvier (audio) , -kᵫ̅v-ˈyā How to pronounce duct of Cuvier (audio) \

Medical Definition of duct of Cuvier

: 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

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“Duct of Cuvier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/duct%20of%20Cuvier. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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