precava

n. superior vena cava, large vein which carries blood from the upper section of the body (head, neck, thorax and armst) to the right atrium of heart (Medicine); any one of a pair of veins passing through the kidney to the branchial heart in squids

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • precava — [prē kā′və] n. pl. precavae [prē kā′vē] [ PRE + (VENA) CAVA] the superior vena cava of four limbed vertebrates precaval adj …   English World dictionary

  • precava — precaval, adj. /pree kay veuh, kah /, n., pl. precavae / kay vee, kah vuy/. 1. See under vena cava. 2. (in squids) either of a pair of veins that pass through the kidney to the branchial heart. [1865 70; PRE + (VENA) CAVA] * * * …   Universalium

  • precava — SYN: superior vena cava. * * * pre·ca·va (pre kaґvə) vena cava superior. precaval adj …   Medical dictionary

  • precava — pre·cava …   English syllables

  • precava — noun 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 • Syn: ↑superior vena cava • Hypernyms: ↑vena cava …   Useful english dictionary

  • precaver — Se conjuga como: temer Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: precaver precaviendo precavido     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. precavo precaves precave precavemos …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • vena cava — /vee neuh kay veuh/, pl. venae cavae /vee nee kay vee/. Anat. either of two large veins discharging blood into the right atrium of the heart, one (superior vena cava or precava) conveying blood from the head, chest, and upper extremities and the… …   Universalium

  • precaverse — Se conjuga como: temer Infinitivo: Gerundio: Participio: precaverse precaviendo precavido     Indicativo   presente imperfecto pretérito futuro condicional yo tú él, ella, Ud. nosotros vosotros ellos, ellas, Uds. me precavo te precaves se precave …   Wordreference Spanish Conjugations Dictionary

  • superior vena cava — noun 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 • Syn: ↑precava • Hypernyms: ↑vena cava * * * noun : the portion of the caval system of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • superior vena cava — pl. superior venae cavae. See under vena cava. See illus. under heart. Also called precava. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

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