Etymology
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vena cava (n.)

Medical Latin, from Latin vena "vein" (see vein) + cava, from cavus "hollow" (from PIE root *keue- "to swell," also "vault, hole").

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of vena cava from WordNet

vena cava (n.)
either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart;
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