postcava

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n postcava receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Postcava (Anat) The inferior vena cava.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n postcava The inferior vena cava; the caval vein which is below in man, and behind or posterior in other animals: opposed to præcava.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Post-, and Cave (n.)

Usage

In literature:

The postcava comes from the liver.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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