[pohst-key-vuh, -kah-]
noun, plural postcavae [pohst-key-vee, -kah-vahy] .
See under vena cava.

1865–70; post- + (vena) cava

postcaval, adjective Unabridged
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postcava (pəʊstˈkɑːvə, -ˈkeɪvə)
anatomy the inferior vena cava
[C19: New Latin; see post-, vena cava]

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postcava post·ca·va (pōst-kā'və)
See inferior vena cava.

post·ca'val adj.
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vena cava   (vē'nə kā'və)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural venae cavae (vē'nē kā'vē)
Either of two large veins that carry blood with low levels of oxygen to the right atrium of the heart. ◇ The superior vena cava receives blood from the brain and upper limbs or forelimbs. ◇ The inferior vena cava drains blood from the trunk and lower limbs or hindlimbs and is the largest vein in the body.
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