Definition of pulmonary vein in English:

pulmonary vein


  • A vein carrying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.

    ‘The left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs via the pulmonary vein and transfers it through the mitral valve into the left ventricle.’
    • ‘The newly oxygenated blood leaves the lungs through the pulmonary veins and heads back to the heart.’
    • ‘In the lungs, oxygen enriches the blood, which circulates to the heart's left side in blood vessels called pulmonary veins.’
    • ‘Blood, rich in oxygen and poor in carbon dioxide, enters the left atrium from the lungs via pulmonary veins.’
    • ‘The right atrium receives deoxygenated blood (dark red) from the body; the left atrium receive oxygenated blood from the lungs the pulmonary veins.’


pulmonary vein

/ˈpəlməˌnerē vān/ /ˈpəlməˌnɛri veɪn/