Definition of pulmonary vein in English:

pulmonary vein

Line breaks: pul¦mon|ary vein


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

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