Definition of Azygous vein
1. Noun. 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.
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Literary usage of Azygous vein
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1. Digestive by William Henry Atwood, Mary A. Bowers, George Lyman Cannon, J. Chaffajon, Ralph Vary Chamberlin, Franklin Dexter, William F. Hendrickson, Carl Kupffer, Jacob Ludwinowski, Paul Mathes, Francesco Saverio Monticelli, C. Poelman, Georg Ruge, Erwin Schmidt, (1880)
"THE VISCERAL ANATOMY OF THE BLACKSNAKE In one specimen injected with india ink, a very fine posterior continuation of the azygous vein was found to drain ..."
2. Anatomical Technology as Applied to the Domestic Cat: An Introduction to by Burt Green Wilder, Simon Henry Gage (1882)
"VV. hepatic a- (10-12), az.—Hepatic veins. V. az., V. azygos, az.—The azygous vein. V. strn., V. sternalis—The sternal or internal mammary vein. ..."