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  Definition of Vein
  1. one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
  2. a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
  3. a distinctive style or manner; "he continued in this vein for several minutes"
  4. a layer of ore between layers of rock
  5. any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
  6. make a veinlike pattern
Similar Words: nervure, vena, venous blood vessel, mineral vein


Hyponyms: accessory cephalic vein, vena cephalica accessoria, accessory hemiazygos vein, accessory hemiazygous vein, vena hemiazygos accessoria, accessory vertebral vein, vena vertebralis accessoria, accompanying vein, vena comitans, anastomotic vein, vena anastomotica, angular vein, vena angularis, anterior vertebral vein, vena vertebralis anterior, appendicular vein, vena appendicularis, arcuate vein of the kidney, vena arcuata renis, auricular vein, vena auricularis, axillary vein, vena axillaris, azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos, basal vein, vena basalis, basilic vein, vena basilica, basivertebral vein, vena basivertebralis, brachial vein, vena brachialis, brachiocephalic vein, innominate vein, vena brachiocephalica, bronchial vein, vena bronchialis, cardinal vein, central veins of liver, venae centrales hepatis, central vein of retina, vena centrales retinae, central vein of suprarenal gland, vena centralis glandulae suprarenalis, cephalic vein, vena cephalica, cerebellar vein, vena cerebellum, cerebral vein, vena cerebri, cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda, choroid vein, vena choroidea, ciliary veins, venae ciliares, circumflex vein, vena circumflexa, colic vein, vena colica, common facial vein, conjunctival veins, venae conjunctivales, costoaxillary vein, cutaneous vein, vena cutanea, cystic vein, vena cystica, digital vein, vena digitalis, diploic vein, vena diploica, dorsal scapular vein, vena scapularis dorsalis, emissary vein, vena emissaria, epigastric vein, esophageal veins, oesophageal veins, venae esophageae, ethmoidal vein, vena ethmoidalis, external nasal vein, vena nasalis externa, facial vein, vena facialis, femoral vein, vena femoralis, gastric vein, vena gastrica, gastroomental vein, gastroepiploic vein, vena gastroomentalis, genicular vein, vena genus, gluteal vein, vena gluteus, hemizygos vein, hemizygous vein, vena hemizygos, hemorrhoidal vein, rectal vein, vena rectalis, hepatic vein, vena hepatica, ileocolic vein, vena ileocolica, iliac vein, vena iliaca, iliolumbar vein, vena iliolumbalis, intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis, intercostal vein, vena intercostalis, intervertebral vein, vena intervertebralis, jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular, labial vein, vena labialis, labyrinthine vein, internal auditory vein, lacrimal vein, vena lacrimalis, laryngeal vein, vena laryngea, lingual vein, vena lingualis, lumbar vein, vena lumbalis, maxillary vein, vena maxillaris, meningeal veins, venae meningeae, mesenteric vein, vena mesenterica, metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus, metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus, musculophrenic vein, vena musculophrenica, nasofrontal vein, vena nasofrontalis, oblique vein of the left atrium, vena obliqua atrii sinistri, obturator vein, vena obturatoria, occipital vein, vena occipitalis, ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica, ovarian vein, vena ovarica, palatine vein, vena palatina, pancreatic vein, venae pancreatica, paraumbilical vein, vena paraumbilicalis, parotid vein, pectoral vein, vena pectoralis, perforating vein, vena perforantis, pericardial vein, vena pericardiaca, peroneal vein, fibular vein, vena peroneus, pharyngeal vein, vena pharyngeus, phrenic vein, vena phrenica, popliteal vein, vena poplitea, portal vein, hepatic portal vein, portal, vena portae, posterior vein of the left ventricle, vena posterior ventriculi sinistri, prepyloric vein, vena pylorica, pudendal vein, venae pudendum, pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis, radial vein, vena radialis, renal vein, vena renalis, sacral vein, vena sacralis, saphenous vein, vena saphena, scleral veins, venae sclerales, scrotal vein, vena scrotalis, sigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus, spinal vein, vena spinalis, splenic vein, vena lienalis, sternocleidomastoid vein, vena sternocleidomastoidea, stylomastoid vein, vena stylomastoidea, subclavian vein, vena subclavia, sublingual vein, vena sublingualis, supraorbital vein, vena supraorbitalis, supratrochlear vein, vena supratrochlearis, temporal vein, vena temporalis, testicular vein, vena testicularis, thalamostriate vein, thoracoepigastric vein, vena thoracoepigastrica, thoracic vein, vena thoracica, thyroid vein, vena thyroidea, tibial vein, vena tibialis, tracheal vein, vena trachealis, tympanic vein, ulnar vein, vena ulnaris, umbilical vein, vena umbilicalis, uterine vein, varicose vein, vena canaliculi cochleae, vena bulbi vestibuli, vena cava, venae palpebrales, venae interlobulares hepatis, venae renis, vertebral vein, vena vertebralis, vesical vein, vena vesicalis, vestibular vein, vena vestibularis, vortex vein, vorticose vein, vena vorticosum, venule, venula, capillary vein, bonanza, midrib, midvein


Part Meronyms: circulatory system, cardiovascular system


Anagrams: vine


Language Translations:
Albanian: damar   Catalan: vena  
Chinese: 靜脈   Croatian: žila  
Dutch: ader   Esperanto: vejno  
Estonian: veen   Finnish: laskimo  
French: veine   German: Ader  
Greek: φλέβα   Hebrew: וריד  
Hungarian: ér   Italian: vena  
Japanese: 静脈   Korean: 정맥  
Maltese: vina   Polish: żyła  
Portuguese: veia   Romanian: venă  
Russian: вена   Serbian: вена  
Slovene: vena   Spanish: vena  
Swedish: ven   Telugu: సిర  
Turkish: damar  
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