Definition of vena in English:



Anatomy Zoology
  • A vein.

    ‘The custom of wearing a diamond ring on the fourth finger of the left hand comes from the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the vena amoris runs directly from this finger to the heart.’
    • ‘To obtain blood samples, I punctured the vena ulnaris with a 26 gauge hypodermic needle and collected the blood in heparinized capillary tubes.’
    • ‘The vena azygos may be displaced outward, so that, instead of curving over the root of the lung, it makes a deep fissure in the upper part of the right lung, called the azygos lobe.’



/ˈvēnə/ /ˈvinə/