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Veins

Synonym(s)

  • vena
  • venous structure
  • venous tree (organ part)
  • venous trunk

Definition(s)

The vessels carrying blood away from the capillary beds.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The vessels carrying blood towards the heart.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 9, 2014