renal vein

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renal vein n.
Any of the veins that accompany the renal arteries and open at right angles into the vena cava at the level of the second lumbar vertebra.

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renal vein

noun
veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra 
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