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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/duct%20of%20Cuvier. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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