hepatic vein


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hepatic vein a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava
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In literature:

Then, as it is wanted, the liver disposes of this stored-up material, by pouring it, in a state of solution, into the hepatic vein.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The patent orifices of the hepatic veins are seen on the cut surface of the liver.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Those of the biliary ducts, and of the hepatic veins, emerging from the cavities of these bodies.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
The sinus venosus receives the blood from the great veins (ductus Cuvieri and hepatic veins).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various