• WordNet 3.6
    • n vena a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vena A vein.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vena In anatomy, a vein. See vein
    • n vena The superior or descending vena cava returns the blood from the head and neck, the upper limbs, and the whole of the thorax. It is formed by the junction of the right and left innominate veins, behind the junction of the first costal cartilage of the right side with the sternum, and descends nearly vertically to empty into the right auricle of the heart. It receives the pericardial and mediastinal veins and the large azygous vein. In vertebrates at large the two venæ cavæ are distinguished as postcaval and precaval veins. See cuts under circulation, diaphragm, embryo, heart, lung, pancreas, and thorax.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vena vē′na a vein
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Vein


In literature:

I made a great sacrifice for Carlino's sake when I returned to Vena after an absence of three years.
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
The superior and inferior venae cavae are busily filling the auricle with dark, impure blood.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Amantium morbus ut pruritus solvitur, venae sectione et cucurbitulus.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
The large vein, vena cava, which conveys the blood from the brain and upper body into the heart.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
Si vena organica non inciditur, pannus albumine ovi infusus in vulnere ponatur.
"Gilbertus Anglicus" by Henry Ebenezer Handerson
The descending vena cava.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Dividens (vena): Trichoptera; 1st anal (Comst.).
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Atrophy is marked in the vicinity of the venae vorticosae.
"Glaucoma" by Various
Deceptus est a Pisone ... Sua sponte coactus vita excedere venas sibi praecidit periitque pridie Kal.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
The spleen is an appendage to the liver; it swells during the absorption of liquids by the vena portae.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various

In poetry:

Labitur totas furor in medullas,
Igne furtivo populante venas,
Nec habet latum data plaga frontem;
Sed vorat tectas penitas medullas,
Virginum ignoto ferit igne pectus.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =First Dialogue.=" by Giordano Bruno

In news:

FDA Clears First Ever Bi-directionally Retrievable Vena Cava Filter from Crux Biomedical.
Angiotropic large cell lymphoma of the superior vena cava .
Vena Denton, 101, passed away on October 28, 2012, at the Rosiclare Health Care Center in Rosiclare, Illinois.
Vena Denton, 101, passed away Oct 28, 2012 at the Rosiclare Health Care Center in Rosiclare.
Cook Medical Launches Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent in Canada.
Nick Vena , who put together the greatest shot put career in New Jersey high school history during his days at Morristown High School, will be heading back to college for his sophomore year tomorrow.
In his second solo exhibition at Clifton Benevento in New York, Brooklyn-based artist Ned Vena applies a singular painterly gesture to multiple unique works.
Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Nick Vena of Morristown finished his career as the most successful shot putter in New Jersey history and one of the best in the nation.
Vena Reynolds, 73, of Joplin, passed away Thursday, Dec 16, 2010, in St John's Regional Health Center, Joplin.
Vena Munday, 93, daughter of Jacob and Nora Bickford, widow of Isaac Petty and Samuel Munday, suffered a stroke and died on July 7, 2007.
Josie Vena (Bickford, Petty) Munday, 93, of Fairport, N.Y.
Vena Cava Details Fall 2011 Details.
Welcome to Vena Cava world.
Zilver Vena is Canada's only venous stent indicated for use in the iliofemoral veins.
Guntar Kravis Jarrett Siddall dancing in Vena Cava.

In science:

Two hours after the EB injection, the rats were anesthetized with chloral hydrate and perfused with physiological saline through the left ventricle until colorless perfusion fluid was obtained from the vena cava (150-200 mL of saline).
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
His result is built on the work of Král’, Serra, and Vena in , where an alternate proof of Green’s cycle-freeness result is provided.
Testing Linear-Invariant Non-Linear Properties
By extending this method and utilizing hypergraph regularity lemmas, Shapira and Král’, Serra, and Vena in a followupwork show that arbitrary monotone matroid-freeness properties are testable.
Testing Linear-Invariant Non-Linear Properties
Daniel Král’, Oriol Serra, and Lluís Vena. A combinatorial proof of the removal lemma for groups.
Testing Linear-Invariant Non-Linear Properties
Daniel Král’, Oriol Serra, and Lluís Vena. A removal lemma for systems of linear equations over finite fields.
Testing Linear-Invariant Non-Linear Properties