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"vena cava" in British English

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vena cavanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌviː.nə ˈkeɪ.və/ us /ˌviː.nə ˈkeɪ.və/ plural venae cavae specialized

one of the two very large veins through which blood returns to the heart, one from the upper body and head and one from all of the body below the chest:

The superior (= upper) and inferior (= lower) venae cavae collect blood that has circulated around the body.

(Definition of “vena cava” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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vena cavanoun [ C ]

/ˌvi·nə ˈkeɪ·və/ plural venae cavae /ˌvi·ni ˈkeɪ·vi/

biology one of the two very large veins (= tubes that carry blood) that take blood without oxygen to the heart

(Definition of “vena cava” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)