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inferior vena cava

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NounEdit

inferior vena cava (plural inferior venae cavae)

  1. (anatomy) The large vein which returns blood from the lower extremities, and the pelvic and abdominal organs, to the right atrium of the heart.

SynonymsEdit

  • IVC (abbreviation)

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