What is another word for vena?

Pronunciation: [vˈiːnə] (IPA)

Vena is a Latin term for vein, which is responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood from the body to the heart. There are various synonyms for the word vena, which can be used interchangeably. Some of the synonyms of vena include veinlet, venule, jugular, arterial, capillary, and sinew. A veinlet is a small vein that forms a network to supply and collect blood from body tissues. A venule is a small vein that carries blood from capillaries to larger veins. Jugular refers to the veins in the neck that bring blood from the brain and head to the heart. Arterial refers to an artery, which carries oxygenated blood away from the heart. A capillary is a microscopic blood vessel that connects arterioles and venules. Finally, sinew refers to a tendon or ligament that connects muscle to bone.

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  • Equivalence

    • Proper noun, singular
      vein.
  • Independent

What are the hypernyms for Vena?

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Usage examples for Vena

A very large artery carries the blood from the aorta to each side of the kidney, and a large vein carries the purified blood back to the vena cava and heart.
"A Handbook of Health"
Woods Hutchinson
"But," some of you will ask at once, "what is to prevent the blood in the heart, when the muscle wall squeezes down upon it, from shooting backward into the vena cava, instead of forward into the aorta?"
"A Handbook of Health"
Woods Hutchinson
That especially it commenced in weakened action of the heart, resulting in congestion of the vena cava, its branches and capillary distribution, and that fever was but the reaction of the vital force to overcome this condition, which unrelieved would result in death.
"The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University"
Robert Peter

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