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[vee-nuh] /ˈvi nə/
noun, plural venae
[vee-nee] /ˈvi ni/ (Show IPA).
a vein.
Origin of vena
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin vēna vein Unabridged
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  • Downtown darling vena Cava showed off a structured collection, full of modern lines and alluring glimpses of skin.

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noun (pl) -nae (-niː)
(anatomy) a technical word for vein
Word Origin
C15: from Latin vēnavein
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vena in Medicine

vena ve·na (vē'nə)
n. pl. ve·nae (-nē)
A vein.

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