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vein British & World English

Any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying mainly oxygen-depleted blood towards the heart

vein English Thesaurus

the mineral veins in the rock vary in thickness

azygos vein British & World English

A large vein on the right side at the back of the thorax, draining into the superior vena cava

portal vein British & World English

A vein conveying blood to the liver from the spleen, stomach, pancreas, and intestines

spider vein British & World English

Another term for thread vein.

thread vein British & World English

A very slender vein, especially one on the face that is visible through the skin

coronary vein British & World English

Any of several veins that drain blood from the heart wall and empty into the coronary sinus

jugular vein British & World English

Any of several large veins in the neck, carrying blood from the head and face

innominate vein British & World English

Either of two large veins of the neck formed by the junction of the external jugular and subclavian veins

pulmonary vein British & World English

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

deep-vein thrombosis British & World English

Thrombosis in a vein lying deep below the skin, especially in the legs, often precipitated by immobility during illness or long-distance travel

hepatic portal vein in portal vein British & World English

A vein conveying blood to the liver from the spleen, stomach, pancreas, and intestines


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