Any of the tubular branching vessels that carry blood from the capillaries toward the heart. [ ]

Synonyms: venous tree organ part

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
venae [ VHOG:0001743 ]

depicted by

editor note

TODO - check with MA - vein vs venous blood vessel

external definition

Part of the circulatory system composed of blood vessels which carry blood from other organs, tissues, and cells to the heart.[AAO]

fma set term

has broad synonym

venous subtree
venous vessel

has related synonym

vascular element

homology notes

The appearance of Chordata and subsequently the vertebrates is accompanied by a rapid structural diversification of this primitive linear heart: looping, unidirectional circulation, an enclosed vasculature, and the conduction system.[well established][VHOG]