precava pre·ca·va (prē-kā'və, -kä'-)
n. pl pre·ca·vae (-vē)
See superior vena cava.
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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.