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veinnoun

us   /veɪn/
  • vein noun (TUBE)

[C] biology a tube that carries blood to the heart from the other parts of the body
[C] biology A vein is also any of the many small tubes in the leaves of plants that carry sap (= liquid containing a plant's food)
  • vein noun (LAYER)

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

[U] a style or a temporary mood: She published many novels and stories in the romantic vein then popular.
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"vein" in British English

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veinnoun

uk   /veɪn/ us   /veɪn/
  • vein noun (TUBE)

C1 [C] a tube that carries blood 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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