Definition of Postcava

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Inferior Vena Cava
Generic synonyms: Vena Cava



Definition of Postcava

1. n. The inferior vena cava.

Definition of Postcava

1. Noun. (anatomy) The inferior vena cava. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postcava

1. a vein in higher vertebrates [n -VAS or -VAE]

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Literary usage of Postcava

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1. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"The right kidney will be seen on the right side, and in the middle line the postcava (Fig. 101). § 364. Dissection, and Insertion of Cánula. ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1905)
"Here it was unintentionally severed from the postcava at what is believed ... Its junction with the postcava could not be determined positively on account ..."

3. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"Both often receive the V. adreno- lumbalis. The V. renalis, like the A. renalis, may be double (§ 969). Finally, when the postcava is divided sufficiently ..."

4. Elements of Comparative Zoology by John Sterling Kingsley (1897)
"See the oesophagus and a blood-vessel (postcava) extending from the liver through the diaphragm. Sketch the alimentary canal. Cut through the esophagus just ..."

5. Elements of Comparative Zoology by John Sterling Kingsley (1897)
"See the oesophagus and a blood-vessel (postcava) extending from the liver through the diaphragm. Sketch the alimentary canal. Cut through the oesophagus ..."

6. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1898)
"Whatever its source, postcava differs from the more usual terms in its comparative ... If the entire committee supposed me to be the author of postcava, ..."

7. The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity: Considered from by George Sumner Huntington (1903)
"The termination of the hepatic veins in the postcava corresponds to the stage ... The postcava is well developed, formed by large efferent renal veins. ..."

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