Postcava Post"ca`va, n.; pl. {Postcav[ae]} . [NL. See {Post-}, and {Cave}, n.] (Anat.) The inferior vena cava. -- {Post"ca`val}, a. --B. G. Wilder. [1913 Webster]

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  • postcavae — n. (Medicine) inferior vena cava, large vein which carries blood from the lower section of the body (lower limbs, pelvis and abdominal organs) to the right atrium of heart …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postcava — postcaval, adj. /pohst kay veuh, kah /, n., pl. postcavae / kay vee, kah vuy/. See under vena cava. [1865 70; POST + (VENA) CAVA] * * * …   Universalium

  • postcava — [pōst kā′və] n. pl. postcavae [pōst kā′vē] [ POST + (VENA) CAVA] the posterior or inferior vena cava of four limbed vertebrates postcaval adj …   English World dictionary

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