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Meaning of “vein” in the English Dictionary

"vein" in British English

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veinnoun

uk   us   /veɪn/
  • vein noun (TUBE)

C1 [C] a ​tube that ​carriesblood to the ​heart from the other ​parts of the ​body [C] the ​frame of a ​leaf or an insect's ​wing

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(Definition of vein from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vein" in American English

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veinnoun

 us   /veɪn/
  • vein noun (TUBE)

[C] biology a ​tube that ​carriesblood to the ​heart from the other ​parts of the ​body [C] biology A vein is also any of the many ​smalltubes in the ​leaves of ​plants that ​carrysap (= ​liquidcontaining a plant's ​food)
  • vein noun (LAYER)

[C] a ​layer of a ​substance in a ​crack in ​rocks or ​earth: a vein of ​ironore
  • vein noun (MOOD)

[U] a ​style or a ​temporarymood: She ​published many ​novels and ​stories in the ​romantic vein then ​popular.
(Definition of vein from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vein”
in Korean 정맥…
in Arabic وَريد…
in Malaysian vena, urat…
in French veine, nervure…
in Russian вена, жилка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 管, 靜脈, 葉脈…
in Italian vena…
in Turkish damar, kan damarı…
in Polish żyła, żyłka, nerw…
in Spanish vena, nervio…
in Vietnamese tĩnh mạch, gân lá…
in Portuguese veia…
in Thai เส้นเลือดดำ, เส้นใบไม้…
in German die Vene, der Blattnerv…
in Catalan vena…
in Japanese 血管…
in Chinese (Simplified) 管, 静脉, 叶脉…
in Indonesian pembuluh darah, urat…
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