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superior pulmonary vein

superior pulmonary vein in Medicine

superior pulmonary vein n.

  1. A vein that returns blood from the left superior lobe of the lung to the left atrium; left superior pulmonary vein.

  2. A vein that returns blood from the superior and middle lobes of the right lung to the left atrium; right superior pulmonary vein.

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