Any of the tubular branching vessels that carry blood from the capillaries toward the heart. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vein ]

Synonyms: venous tree organ part

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
venae [ VHOG:0001743 ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/Venous_system_en.svg

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

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/FMA_63814

has broad synonym

venous subtree
venous vessel

has related synonym

vascular element
vena
venae

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]

id

UBERON:0001638