Definition of Vena azygos

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.

Exact synonyms: Azygos Vein, Azygous Vein
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel



Medical Definition of Vena azygos

1. A vein which arises from the right ascending lumbar vein or the vena cava, enters the thorax through the aortic orifice in the diaphragm, and terminates in the superior vena cava. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vena Azygos

vena anastomotica
vena anastomotica inferior
vena anastomotica superior
vena angularis
vena appendicularis
vena aqueductus cochleae
vena aqueductus vestibuli
vena arcuata renis
vena arteriosa
vena atrii lateralis
vena atrii medialis
vena auricularis
vena auricularis anterior
vena auricularis posterior
vena axillaris
vena azygos (current term)
vena azygos major
vena azygos minor inferior
vena azygos minor superior
vena basalis
vena basalis communis
vena basalis inferior
vena basalis superior
vena basilica
vena basivertebralis
vena brachialis
vena brachiocephalica
vena bronchialis
vena bulbi vestibuli

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