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pulmonary vein

noun, Anatomy
1.
a vein conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
Origin of pulmonary vein
1695-1705
1695-1705
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Examples from the Web for pulmonary vein
Historical Examples
  • It is from the pulmonary vein that connection is made with the aorta, starting the blood on its course through the body again.

    Physiology Ernest G. Martin
  • The opening of the sinus venosus is to the right of this shell, that of the pulmonary vein to the left.

  • It is then collected by the branches of the pulmonary vein, and conveyed to the left chamber of the heart.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Erasmus Darwin
  • Each lobule has a branch of the pulmonary artery entering it, and a similar rootlet of the pulmonary vein leaving it.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • From the lungs the blood returns through the pulmonary vein to the left auricle.

British Dictionary definitions for pulmonary vein

pulmonary vein

noun
1.
any one of the four veins that convey oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the heart
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pulmonary vein in Medicine

pulmonary vein n.
A vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

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pulmonary vein in Science
pulmonary vein  
Any of the veins that carry blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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