cardinal vein
a bilaterally paired longitudinal vein. The anterior cardinal vein returns blood from the head and the posterior cardinal vein from the trunk, joining together as the common cardinal vein (which is also called the duct of Cuvier or incorrectly the vitelline vein). The common cardinal vein leads across the yolk cell to the heart\'s sinus venosus

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • cardinal vein — noun any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑anterior cardinal vein, ↑posterior cardinal vein, ↑common cardinal vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardinal vein — car·di·nal vein .kärd nəl , ən əl n any of four longitudinal veins of the vertebrate embryo running anteriorly and posteriorly along each side of the spinal column with the pair on each side meeting at and discharging blood to the heart through… …   Medical dictionary

  • common cardinal vein — the duct of Cuvier. The anterior cardinal vein returns blood from the head and the posterior cardinal vein from the trunk, joining together as the common cardinal vein (also called incorrectly the vitelline vein). The jugular vein from the lower… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • common cardinal vein — noun the major return channels to the heart; formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins • Hypernyms: ↑cardinal vein * * * noun : duct of cuvier …   Useful english dictionary

  • common cardinal vein — n DUCT OF CUVIER …   Medical dictionary

  • anterior cardinal vein — noun a major drainage channel from the cephalic part of the body • Hypernyms: ↑cardinal vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • posterior cardinal vein — noun a major drainage channel from the caudal part of the body • Hypernyms: ↑cardinal vein …   Useful english dictionary

  • anterior cardinal vein — paired veins draining blood from the head into the common cardinal veins …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • posterior cardinal vein — paired veins from the posterior part of the trunk originating in the renal and segmental (intercostal and interspinous) veins and lying on each side of the dorsal aorta and between the kidneys …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cardinal veins — two pairs of veins in the embryo that carry blood from the head (anterior cardinal veins) and trunk (posterior cardinal veins); they unite to form the common cardinal vein, which drains into the sinus venosus of the heart. * * * embryonic vessels …   Medical dictionary

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