inferior pulmonary vein

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inferior pulmonary vein n.

  1. The vein returning blood from the inferior lobe of the left lung to the left atrium; left inferior pulmonary vein.

  2. The vein returning blood from the inferior lobe of the right lung to the left atrium; right inferior pulmonary vein.

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inferior pulmonary vein

noun
either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs 
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