vein
1. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood
Synonyms: venous_blood_vessel vena
Related terms: blood_vessel pulmonary_vein accessory_hemiazygos_vein anastomotic_vein accessory_cephalic_vein azygos_vein accompanying_vein arcuate_vein_of_the_kidney auricular_vein axillary_vein basal_vein angular_vein ciliary_veins circumflex_vein brachial_vein appendicular_vein bronchial_vein cardinal_vein central_veins_of_liver central_vein_of_retina central_vein_of_suprarenal_gland cephalic_vein cerebellar_vein cerebral_vein cervical_vein choroid_vein basilic_vein jugular_vein labial_vein clitoral_vein common_facial_vein conjunctival_veins brachiocephalic_vein cutaneous_vein cystic_vein digital_vein diploic_vein dorsal_scapular_vein emissary_vein epigastric_vein esophageal_veins ethmoidal_vein external_nasal_vein facial_vein femoral_vein gastric_vein gastroomental_vein genicular_vein gluteal_vein hemizygos_vein hemorrhoidal_vein hepatic_vein ileocolic_vein iliac_vein iliolumbar_vein intercapitular_vein intercostal_vein intervertebral_vein labial_vein labyrinthine_vein colic_vein basivertebral_vein lacrimal_vein laryngeal_vein lingual_vein lumbar_vein costoaxillary_vein meningeal_veins mesenteric_vein metacarpal_vein metatarsal_vein musculophrenic_vein nasofrontal_vein oblique_vein_of_the_left_atrium obturator_vein occipital_vein ophthalmic_vein ovarian_vein palatine_vein pancreatic_vein paraumbilical_vein parotid_vein pectoral_vein perforating_vein pericardial_vein peroneal_vein pharyngeal_vein phrenic_vein popliteal_vein portal_vein posterior_vein_of_the_left_ventricle prepyloric_vein pudendal_vein anterior_vertebral_vein radial_vein renal_vein sacral_vein saphenous_vein scleral_veins scrotal_vein sigmoid_vein spinal_vein splenic_vein sternocleidomastoid_vein stylomastoid_vein subclavian_vein sublingual_vein supraorbital_vein supratrochlear_vein temporal_vein testicular_vein thalamostriate_vein thoracic_vein thyroid_vein tibial_vein tracheal_vein tympanic_vein ulnar_vein umbilical_vein uterine_vein accessory_vertebral_vein varicose_vein vena_bulbi_penis vena_canaliculi_cochleae vein_of_penis vena_bulbi_vestibuli vena_cava venae_palpebrales venae_interlobulares_hepatis venae_renis vertebral_vein vesical_vein vestibular_vein vortex_vein venule maxillary_vein thoracoepigastric_vein circulatory_system
2. [ noun ] a distinctive style or manner
Examples:

"he continued in this vein for several minutes"

Related terms: expressive_style
3. [ verb ] (color) make a veinlike pattern
Related terms: stain spot
4. [ noun ] (botany,zoology) one of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ
Synonyms: nervure
Related terms: vascular_bundle rib midrib
5. [ noun ] (geology) a layer of ore between layers of rock
Synonyms: mineral_vein
Related terms: geological_formation bonanza
6. [ noun ] (zoology) one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect
Synonyms: nervure
Related terms: rib
Similar spelling:   Veno
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