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{adj: arteriovenous} connecting an artery to a vein
"an arteriovenous fistula"

{adj: auriferous, gold-bearing} containing gold
"auriferous quartz veins"

{adj: black} of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin
"a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr.
<-> white

{adj: blood-filled} containing blood
"the blood-filled centers of arteries and veins"

{adj: gentle, soft} soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
"a gentle reprimand"
"a vein of gentle irony"
"poked gentle fun at him"

{adj: humorous, humourous} full of or characterized by humor
"humorous stories"
"humorous cartoons"
"in a humorous vein"
<-> humorless

{adj: intravenous, endovenous} within or by means of a vein
"an intravenous inflammation"
"intravenous feeding"

{adj: jugular} relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat
"jugular vein"

{adj: marbled, marbleized, marbleised} patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble
"marbleized pink skin"

{adj: networklike} having a network of veins or ribs

{adj: purple-veined} (of flowers) showing purple markings that resemble veins

{adj: reticulate, reticular} resembling or forming a network
"the reticulate veins of a leaf"
"a reticulated highway system"
<-> nonreticulate

{adj: rich} high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air
"a rich vein of copper", "a rich gas mixture"
<-> lean

{adj: varicose} abnormally swollen or knotty
"varicose veins"

{adj: veinal} relating to the veins of plants
"leaves affected with veinal mosaic"

{adj: veined, venose, veinlike} having or showing markings that resemble veins

{adj: venous} of or contained in or performing the function of the veins
"venous inflammation"
"venous blood as contrasted with arterial blood"
"venous circulation"

{n: Dicotyledones, class Dicotyledones, Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledonae, Magnoliopsida, class Magnoliopsida} comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae

{n: Himalayan rhubarb, Indian rhubarb, red-veined pie plant, Rheum australe, Rheum emodi} Asian herb (Himalayas)

{n: Monocotyledones, class Monocotyledones, Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledonae, Liliopsida, class Liliopsida} comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae

{n: Ochnaceae, family Ochnaceae, ochna family} family of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs with thick shining parallel-veined leaves

{n: Phlebodium, genus Phlebodium} chiefly epiphytic tropical ferns with free veins bearing sori

{n: accessory cephalic vein, vena cephalica accessoria} a vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow

{n: accessory hemiazygos vein, accessory hemiazygous vein, vena hemiazygos accessoria} a vein formed by the union of the 4th to 7th posterior intercostal veins; empties into the azygos vein

{n: accessory vertebral vein, vena vertebralis accessoria} a vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the 7th cervical vertebra and empties into the brachiocephalic vein

{n: accompanying vein, vena comitans} a vein accompanying another structure; a vein may accompany an artery in such a way that the arterial pulses aid venous return

{n: agateware} pottery that is veined and mottled to resemble agate

{n: anastomotic vein, vena anastomotica} either of two communicating veins serving the brain

{n: angular vein, vena angularis} a short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein

{n: anterior cardinal vein} a major drainage channel from the cephalic part of the body

{n: anterior cerebral vein, vena cerebri anterior} accompanies the anterior cerebral artery and empties into the basal vein

{n: anterior facial vein, vena facialis anterior} a continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein

{n: anterior jugular vein} arises below the chin from veins draining the lower face; joins the external jugular vein

{n: anterior vertebral vein, vena vertebralis anterior} a vein that accompanies the ascending cervical artery and opens into the vertebral vein

{n: appendicular vein, vena appendicularis} a vein that accompanies the appendicular artery and empties into the ileocolic vein

{n: arcuate vein of the kidney, vena arcuata renis} veins that receive blood from interlobular veins of kidney and rectal venules

{n: areola} small space in a tissue or body part such as the area between veins on a leaf or an insect's wing

{n: auricular vein, vena auricularis} one of two veins serving the ear region

{n: axillary vein, vena axillaris} a continuation of the basilic vein and brachial vein that becomes the subclavian vein

{n: azygos vein, azygous vein, vena azygos} one of a system of veins that drain the thoracic and abdominal walls; arises as a continuation of the right ascending lumbar vein and terminates in the superior vena cava

{n: basal vein, vena basalis} a large vein passing along the medial surface of the temporal lobe and emptying into the great cerebral vein

{n: basilic vein, vena basilica} a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein

{n: basivertebral vein, vena basivertebralis} one of a number of veins draining the spongy substance of the vertebrae and emptying into the anterior internal vertebral venous plexus

{n: bear's breech, bear's breeches, sea holly, Acanthus mollis} widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers

{n: blood spavin} spavin caused by distension of the veins

{n: bonanza} an especially rich vein of precious ore

{n: brachial vein, vena brachialis} two veins in either arm that accompany the brachial artery and empty into the axillary vein

{n: brachiocephalic vein, innominate vein, vena brachiocephalica} veins formed by the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins

{n: bronchial vein, vena bronchialis} veins serving the bronchi; empty into the azygos vein

{n: butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Epidendrum venosum, Encyclia venosa} Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip

{n: canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus sclerae} a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins

{n: cardinal vein} any of the major venous channels in primitive adult vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates

{n: central vein of retina, vena centrales retinae} vein formed by the union of the retinal veins; accompanies central arteries of the retina in the optic nerve

{n: central vein of suprarenal gland, vena centralis glandulae suprarenalis} a single draining vein; on the right it empties into the inferior vena cava; on the left it empties into the left renal vein

{n: central veins of liver, venae centrales hepatis} terminal branches of the hepatic veins that lie in the hepatic lobules and receive blood from the liver sinusoids

{n: cephalic vein, vena cephalica} a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein

{n: cerebellar vein, vena cerebellum} the veins draining the cerebellum

{n: cerebral thrombosis} a blood clot in a cerebral artery or vein

{n: cerebral vein, vena cerebri} any of several veins serving the cerebral hemispheres of the brain

{n: cervical vein, deep cervical vein, vena cervicalis profunda} a vein that accompanies an artery of the same name

{n: choroid vein, vena choroidea} either of two veins serving the choroid coat of the eye

{n: ciliary veins, venae ciliares} small veins coming from the ciliary body

{n: circumflex femoral vein, vena circumflexus femoris} either of two veins that accompany arteries of the same name serving the hip and thigh

{n: circumflex iliac vein, vena circumflexa ilium} accompanies the artery of the same name

{n: circumflex vein, vena circumflexa} any of several curved parallel veins accompanying arteries of the same name

{n: clitoral vein, vena clitoridis} veins that serve the clitoris

{n: colic vein, vena colica} vein serving the large intestine

{n: common cardinal vein} the major return channels to the heart; formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins

{n: common facial vein} vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein

{n: common iliac vein} formed by the internal and external iliac veins; unites with its fellow from the opposite side of the body to form the inferior vena cava

{n: common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, shamrock, Oxalis acetosella} Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers

{n: conjunctival veins, venae conjunctivales} veins draining the conjunctiva

{n: coronary sinus, sinus coronarius} a short sinus receiving most of the veins of the heart; empties into the right atrium

{n: costa} a riblike part of a plant or animal (such as a middle rib of a leaf or a thickened vein of an insect wing)

{n: costoaxillary vein} one of several veins connecting intercostal veins with the lateral thoracic vein or the thoracoepigastric vein

{n: crested coral root, Hexalectris spicata} orchid with yellowish-brown flowers with dark veins; southeastern Arizona to the eastern United States

{n: cutaneous vein, vena cutanea} one of a number of veins in the subcutaneous tissue that empty into deep veins

{n: cystic vein, vena cystica} vein that drains the gallbladder

{n: deep middle cerebral vein} accompanies the middle cerebral artery deep in the Sylvian fissure; empties into the basal vein

{n: deep temporal vein} temporal veins that empty into the pterygoid plexus

{n: digital vein, vena digitalis} one of the veins serving the fingers or toes

{n: diploic vein, vena diploica} one of the veins serving the spongy part of the cranial bones

{n: dorsal scapular vein, vena scapularis dorsalis} vein that is a tributary of the subclavian vein or external jugular vein and accompanies the descending scapular artery

{n: downy yellow violet, Viola pubescens} violet of eastern North America having softly pubescent leaves and stems and clear yellow flowers with brown-purple veins

{n: drift, heading, gallery} a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
"they dug a drift parallel with the vein"

{n: elastic tissue} connective tissue consisting chiefly of elastic fibers found in the dermis of the skin and in the walls of veins and arteries and in some tendons and ligaments

{n: emissary vein, vena emissaria} one of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull

{n: epigastric vein} veins serving the anterior walls of the abdomen

{n: episcleral veins, venae episclerales} small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins

{n: erythrite, cobalt bloom} a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic

{n: esophageal veins, oesophageal veins, venae esophageae} small veins from the esophagus emptying into the brachiocephalic vein or the azygos veins

{n: ethmoidal vein, vena ethmoidalis} veins that drain the ethmoidal sinuses and empty into the superior ophthalmic vein

{n: external iliac vein} a continuation of the femoral vein; unites with the internal iliac vein to form the common iliac vein

{n: external jugular vein} formed by the junction of the posterior auricular and the retromandibular veins; empties into the subclavian vein

{n: external nasal vein, vena nasalis externa} one of the veins that drain the external nose and empty into the angular or facial vein

{n: facial vein, vena facialis} any of several veins draining the face

{n: femoral vein, vena femoralis} a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein

{n: gastric vein, vena gastrica} one of several veins draining the stomach walls

{n: gastroomental vein, gastroepiploic vein, vena gastroomentalis} one of two veins serving the great curvature of the stomach

{n: genicular vein, vena genus} veins that drain blood from structures around the knee; empty into the popliteal vein

{n: gluteal vein, vena gluteus} veins draining the gluteal muscles on either side of the body

{n: great cerebral vein, vena cerebri magna} a cerebral vein formed by the two internal cerebral veins and continuing into the sinus rectus

{n: hemizygos vein, hemizygous vein, vena hemizygos} a continuation of the left ascending lumbar vein; crosses the midline at the 8th vertebra and empties into the azygos vein

{n: hemorrhoidal vein, rectal vein, vena rectalis} any of several veins draining the walls of the anal canal and rectum

{n: hepatic vein, vena hepatica} a vein that drains the liver; empties into the vena cava

{n: hypogastric vein, internal iliac vein} a vein that unites with the external iliac vein to form the common iliac vein

{n: ichor} (Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods

{n: ileocolic vein, vena ileocolica} a vein that drains the end of the ileum and the appendix and the cecum and the lower part of the ascending colon

{n: iliac vein, vena iliaca} one of three veins draining the pelvic area

{n: iliolumbar vein, vena iliolumbalis} a branch of the internal iliac vein

{n: inferior cerebral vein, venae cerebrum inferior} veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses

{n: inferior epigastric vein, vena epigastrica inferior} empties into the external iliac vein

{n: inferior labial vein, vena labialis inferior} a tributary of the facial vein that drains the lower lip

{n: inferior ophthalmic vein} a vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket

{n: inferior pulmonary vein, vena pulmanalis inferior} either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs

{n: inferior thalamostriate vein, striate vein} tributaries to the basal vein

{n: inferior thyroid vein} any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein

{n: inferior vena cava, postcava} receives blood from lower limbs and abdominal organs and empties into the posterior part of the right atrium of the heart; formed from the union of the two iliac veins

{n: infusion} (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)

{n: intercapitular vein, vena intercapitalis} veins connecting the dorsal and palmar veins of the hand or the dorsal and plantar veins of the foot

{n: intercostal vein, vena intercostalis} several veins draining the intercostal spaces of the rib cage

{n: internal cerebral vein, vena cerebrum internus} two paired veins passing caudally near the midline and uniting to form the great cerebral vein

{n: internal jugular vein} a continuation of the sigmoid sinus of the dura mater; joins the subclavian vein to form the brachiocephalic vein

{n: intervertebral vein, vena intervertebralis} one of several veins accompanying spinal nerves

{n: intima} the innermost membrane of an organ (especially the inner lining of an artery or vein or lymphatic vessel)

{n: intravenous feeding, IV} administration of nutrients through a vein

{n: intravenous injection} an injection into a vein

{n: jewel orchid} any of several delicate Asiatic orchids grown especially for their velvety leaves with metallic white or gold veining

{n: jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular} veins in the neck that return blood from the head

{n: labial vein, vena labialis} a vein draining the lips of the mouth

{n: labial vein, vena labialis} veins draining the lips of the vulva

{n: labyrinthine vein, internal auditory vein} veins that drain the inner ear

{n: lacrimal vein, vena lacrimalis} drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein

{n: laryngeal vein, vena laryngea} one of two veins draining the larynx

{n: left atrium, left atrium of the heart, atrium sinistrum} the left upper chamber of the heart that receives blood from the pulmonary veins

{n: left gastric vein, vena gastrica sinistra} arises from a union of veins from the gastric cardia; runs in the lesser omentum; empties into the portal vein

{n: lingual vein, vena lingualis} a vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein

{n: long saphenous vein, great saphenous vein} the longest vein in the body; runs from foot to the groin where it joins the femoral vein

{n: lumbar vein, vena lumbalis} veins that drain the posterior body wall and the lumbar vertebral venous plexuses

{n: maxillary vein, vena maxillaris} posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein

{n: meningeal veins, venae meningeae} veins at accompany the meningeal arteries

{n: mesenteric vein, vena mesenterica} a tributary of the portal vein passing from the intestine between the two layers of mesentery

{n: metacarpal vein, vena metacarpus} dorsal and palmar veins of the hand

{n: metatarsal vein, vena metatarsus} dorsal and plantar branches of veins serving the metatarsal region of the foot

{n: middle cerebral vein, vena cerebri media} either of two cerebral veins

{n: middle temporal vein} arises near the eye; joins the superficial temporal veins to form the retromandibular vein

{n: middle thyroid vein} a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: midrib, midvein} the vein in the center of a leaf

{n: milk leg, white leg, phlegmasia alba dolens} painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth

{n: mother lode, champion lode} the main vein of ore in a deposit

{n: musculophrenic vein, vena musculophrenica} veins that drain the upper abdominal wall and the lower intercostal spaces and the abdomen

{n: nasofrontal vein, vena nasofrontalis} a vein located in the anterior medial part of the orbit; connects the superior ophthalmic with the angular vein

{n: neuropteron, neuropteran, neuropterous insect} insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins

{n: oblique vein of the left atrium, vena obliqua atrii sinistri} a tributary of the coronary sinus; on the posterior wall of the left atrium

{n: obturator vein, vena obturatoria} a vein formed by the union of tributaries that drain the hip joints and thigh muscles; empties into the internal iliac vein

{n: occipital vein, vena occipitalis} a vein that drains the occipital region

{n: ophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmica} either of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus

{n: ovarian vein, vena ovarica} one of the veins that drain the ovaries; the right opens into the inferior vena cava; the left opens into the left renal vein

{n: palatine vein, vena palatina} a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein

{n: pancreatic vein, venae pancreatica} veins draining the pancreas and emptying into the superior mesenteric and splenic veins

{n: parallel-veined leaf} a leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem

{n: paraumbilical vein, vena paraumbilicalis} small veins arising in skin around the navel; terminate as accessory portal veins

{n: parotid vein} parotid branches of the facial vein; they drain part of the parotid gland and empty into the retromandibular vein

{n: pectoral vein, vena pectoralis} veins that drain the pectoral muscles and empty into the subclavian vein

{n: perforating vein, vena perforantis} veins that accompany the perforating arteries; drain leg muscles; empty into the deep femoral vein

{n: pericardial vein, vena pericardiaca} several small veins from the pericardium

{n: peroneal vein, fibular vein, vena peroneus} accompany the peroneal arteries; arising in the heel and running up the back of the leg to join the posterior tibial veins of the popliteal vein

{n: pharyngeal vein, vena pharyngeus} veins from the pharyngeal plexus that empty into the internal jugular vein

{n: phlebectomy} surgical removal or all or part of a vein; sometimes done in cases of severe varicose veins

{n: phlebitis} inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)

{n: phlebothrombosis, venous thrombosis} thrombosis of a vein without prior inflammation of the vein; associated with sluggish blood flow (as in prolonged bedrest or pregnancy or surgery) or with rapid coagulation of the blood

{n: phrenic vein, vena phrenica} either of two veins that drain the diaphragm

{n: popliteal vein, vena poplitea} a vein arising in the knee and ascending to become the femoral vein

{n: portacaval shunt} shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver

{n: portal hypertension} increase in blood pressure in the veins of the portal system caused by obstruction in the liver (often associated with alcoholic cirrhosis), causing enlargement of the spleen and collateral veins

{n: portal system} system of veins that carry blood from the abdominal organs to the liver

{n: portal vein, hepatic portal vein, portal, vena portae} a short vein that carries blood into the liver

{n: posterior cardinal vein} a major drainage channel from the caudal part of the body

{n: posterior vein of the left ventricle, vena posterior ventriculi sinistri} arises near the apex of the heart and empties into the coronary sinus

{n: prepyloric vein, vena pylorica} a tributary of the right gastric vein

{n: pterygoid plexus} a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

{n: pudendal vein, venae pudendum} vein of the pudendum

{n: pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis} any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart

{n: pyloric vein, right gastric vein, vena gastrica-dextra} receives veins from the upper surfaces of the stomach and empties into the portal vein

{n: radial vein, vena radialis} superficial veins ascending the radial side of the forearm; combines with the ulnar veins to form the brachial vein

{n: rattlesnake weed, Hieracium venosum} a hawkweed with a rosette of purple-veined basal leaves; Canada to northern Georgia and Kentucky

{n: red oak} any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or bristles

{n: releasing hormone, RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor} any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone

{n: renal vein, vena renalis} veins that accompany renal arteries; open into the vena cava at the level of the 2nd lumbar vertebra

{n: retromandibular vein, vena retromandibularis, posterior facial vein} posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear

{n: sacral vein, vena sacralis} vein of the sacral region

{n: saphenous vein, vena saphena} either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot

{n: scleral veins, venae sclerales} tributaries of the anterior ciliary veins that drain the sclera of the eye

{n: scrotal vein, vena scrotalis} veins passing from the scrotum to the pudendal veins

{n: short saphenous vein} a vein running from the foot up the back of the leg to the knee

{n: sigmoid vein, vena sigmoideus} tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein; drains the sigmoid colon

{n: snake's head fritillary, guinea-hen flower, checkered daffodil, leper lily, Fritillaria meleagris} Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental

{n: spinal vein, vena spinalis} veins that drain the spinal cord

{n: splenic vein, vena lienalis} a vein formed by several small veins on the surface of the spleen; joins the superior mesenteric to form the portal vein

{n: sternocleidomastoid vein, vena sternocleidomastoidea} drains the sternocleidomastoid muscle; empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: stylomastoid vein, vena stylomastoidea} a vein that drains the tympanic cavity and empties into the retromandibular vein

{n: subclavian vein, vena subclavia} a continuation of the axillary vein; joins the internal jugular to form the brachiocephalic vein

{n: sublingual vein, vena sublingualis} a tributary of the lingual vein

{n: superficial epigastric vein, vena epigastrica superficialis} empties into the great saphenous vein

{n: superficial middle cerebral vein} a large vein along the line of the Sylvian fissure to the cavernous sinus

{n: superficial temporal vein} join the middle temporal vein to empty into the retromandibular vein

{n: superior cerebral vein, vena cerebrum superior} a cerebral vein that drains the dorsal convexity of the cerebral hemisphere and empties into the cavernous sinus

{n: superior epigastric veins, venae epigastricae superiores} veins that accompany the superior epigastric artery

{n: superior labial vein, vena labialis superior} a tributary of the facial vein that drains the upper lip

{n: superior ophthalmic vein} a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus

{n: superior pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis superior} either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs

{n: superior thalamostriate vein} a long vein that helps to form the internal cerebral vein

{n: superior thyroid vein} a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: superior vena cava, precava} receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins

{n: support hose, support stocking} elasticized stocking intended to reduce pressure on the veins of the leg (as in case of varicose veins)

{n: supraorbital vein, vena supraorbitalis} drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supratrochlear vein to form the angular vein

{n: supratrochlear vein, vena supratrochlearis} drains the front of the scalp; unites with the supraorbital vein to form the angular vein

{n: sweet white violet, white violet, woodland white violet, Viola blanda} short-stemmed violet of eastern North America having fragrant purple-veined white flowers

{n: temple} the flat area on either side of the forehead
"the veins in his temple throbbed"

{n: temporal vein, vena temporalis} any of several veins draining the temporal region

{n: testicular vein, vena testicularis} a vein from the testicles

{n: thalamostriate vein} a vein serving the thalamus and corpus striatum

{n: thoracic vein, vena thoracica} veins that drain the thoracic walls

{n: thoracoepigastric vein, vena thoracoepigastrica} a vein arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or thoracic vein

{n: thyroid vein, vena thyroidea} any of several small veins draining blood from the thyroid area

{n: tibial vein, vena tibialis} veins of the lower leg; empty into the popliteal vein

{n: tracheal vein, vena trachealis} several small veins from the trachea

{n: transfusion, blood transfusion} the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery

{n: tympanic vein} veins from the tympanic cavity that empty into the retromandibular vein

{n: ulnar vein, vena ulnaris} any of several veins of the forearm

{n: umbilical vein, vena umbilicalis} a vein in the umbilical cord; returns nutrient blood from the placenta to the fetus

{n: uterine vein} one of two veins on each side that arise from the uterine plexus and empty into the internal iliac vein

{n: varicocele} dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes

{n: varicose vein} a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs

{n: varicosis} pathological condition of being varicose or having varicose veins

{n: varicosity} varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous

{n: vasa vasorum} any small blood vessel ramifying on the outside of a major artery or vein

{n: vein of penis} a vein serving the penis

{n: vein, mineral vein} a layer of ore between layers of rock

{n: vein, nervure} any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

{n: vein, nervure} one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect

{n: vein, vena, venous blood vessel} a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
"all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"

{n: vein} a distinctive style or manner
"he continued in this vein for several minutes"

{n: vena bulbi penis} vein of the head of the penis; tributary of the internal pudendal vein that drains the perineum

{n: vena bulbi vestibuli} vein of the vestibular bulb

{n: vena canaliculi cochleae} vein of the cochlear canal

{n: vena cava} either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart

{n: vena dorsalis clitoridis profunda} deep dorsal vein of the clitoris; tributary of the vesical venous plexus

{n: vena profunda penis} deep vein of the penis; enters the prostatic plexus

{n: venae dorsales clitoridis superficiales} superficial dorsal veins of the clitoris; tributaries of the external pudendal vein on either side

{n: venae dorsales penis profunda} deep dorsal vein of the penis; tributary of the prostatic plexus

{n: venae dorsales penis superficiales} superficial dorsal veins of the penis; paired tributaries of the external pudendal veins on each side

{n: venae interlobulares hepatis} interlobular veins of the liver

{n: venae interlobulares renis} interlobular veins of the kidney; receive blood from the arcuate vein and empty into the renal veins

{n: venae labiales anteriores, anterior labial veins} veins from the labia majora to the external pudendal vein

{n: venae labiales posteriores, posterior labial veins} veins that pass posterior from the labia majora to the internal pudendal vein

{n: venae palpebrales} veins of the eyelids

{n: venae profundae clitoridis} deep veins of the clitoris; join the vesical plexus

{n: venae renis} veins of the kidney; drain the kidney into the renal vein

{n: venation} (botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf

{n: venesection, phlebotomy} surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis

{n: venipuncture} (medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye

{n: venogram, phlebogram} an X ray of a vein injected with a radiopaque contrast medium

{n: venography} roentgenographic examination of veins

{n: venous blood} blood found in the veins
"except in the pulmonary vein venous blood is rich in carbon dioxide and poor in oxygen"

{n: venous pressure} the pressure exerted on the walls of the veins by the circulating blood

{n: venule, venula, capillary vein} a minute vein continuous with a capillary

{n: vertebral vein, vena vertebralis} a vein that goes through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and forms a plexus around the vertebral artery; empties into the brachiocephalic vein

{n: vesical vein, vena vesicalis} veins that drain the vesical plexus and join the internal iliac veins

{n: vestibular vein, vena vestibularis} veins that drain the saccule and utricle

{n: vortex vein, vorticose vein, vena vorticosum} a vein formed by branches from the back surface of the eye and the ciliary body; empties into the ophthalmic veins

{n: wall rock} a rock immediately adjacent to a vein or fault

{n: white oak} any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf

{n: wolframite, iron manganese tungsten} a mineral consisting of iron and manganese tungstate in crystalline form; the principal ore of tungsten; found in quartz veins associated with granitic rocks

{v: circulate} move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point
"Blood circulates in my veins"
"The air here does not circulate"

{v: flood} cover with liquid, usually water
"The swollen river flooded the village"
"The broken vein had flooded blood in her eyes"

{v: infuse} introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes
"Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"

{v: inject, shoot} give an injection to
"We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"

{v: mainline} inject into the vein
"She is mainlining heroin"

{v: undercut} cut away the underpart of
"undercut a vein of ore"

{v: vein} make a veinlike pattern


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