anterior cardinal vein
paired veins draining blood from the head into the common cardinal veins

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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

  • 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… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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

  • 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

  • cardinal veins common — two short venous trunks in the embryo that open into the primordial atrium of the heart; the right one combines with the anterior cardinal vein to become the superior vena cava …   Medical dictionary

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Cardinal veins — Infobox Embryology Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 135 GrayPage = 520 Caption = Scheme of arrangement of parietal veins. Caption2 = Human embryo with heart and anterior body wall removed to show the sinus venosus and its tributaries. System …   Wikipedia

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