renal vein


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n renal vein veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra
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In literature:

The vena cava inferior is seen between the kidneys and the renal portal vein beside the ureter.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
In addition to the vessels mentioned a large paired vein is developed in close relation to the renal organ which it serves to drain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various