Vena contracta
Vena Ve"na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster]

{Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart.

{Vena contracta}. [L., literally, contracted vein.] (Hydraulics) The contracted portion of a liquid jet at and near the orifice from which it issues.

{Vena port[ae]}; pl. {Ven[AE] port[ae]}. [L., literally, vein of the entrance.] (Anat.) The portal vein of the liver. See under {Portal}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Vena contracta — is the point in a fluid stream where the diameter of the stream is the least, such as in the case of a stream issuing out of a nozzle, (orifice). (Evangelista Torricelli, 1643).The maximum contraction takes place at a section slightly on the… …   Wikipedia

  • vena contracta — The point of lowest pressure and highest velocity that s located 0.030 inch below the venturi s throat (minimum diameter). The center of the discharge nozzle or the trailing edge of the booster venturi is placed at the vena contracta …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • vena contracta — /vee neuh keuhn trak teuh/, pl. venae contractae /vee nee keuhn trak tee/. Hydraul. any of the locations in a jet of fluid emerging from an orifice where the cross section of the jet is at a minimum, esp. the location of minimum cross section… …   Universalium

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  • Vena — Ve na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster] {Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart. {Vena contracta}. [L., literally,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vena cava — Vena Ve na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster] {Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart. {Vena contracta}. [L.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vena portae — Vena Ve na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster] {Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart. {Vena contracta}. [L.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venae — Vena Ve na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster] {Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart. {Vena contracta}. [L.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Venae cavae — Vena Ve na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster] {Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart. {Vena contracta}. [L.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VenAE portae — Vena Ve na, n.; pl. {Ven[ae]}. [L. See {Vein}.] A vein. [1913 Webster] {Vena cava}; pl. {Ven[ae] cav[ae]}. [L., literally, hollow vein.] (Anat.) Any one of the great systemic veins connected directly with the heart. {Vena contracta}. [L.,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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