Pulmonary veins are blood vessels that transport blood from the lungs to the heart[GO]. [ http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0060577 ]

Synonyms: pulmonary venous tree organ part

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Term information

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external definition

the veins that return oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart

One of two pairs of large vessels that return oxygenated blood from each lung to the left atrium of the heart. [TFD][VHOG]

Any of the veins which collect blood from the lungs and some small vesicles received from the esophagus.[AAO]

fma set term


has related synonym

venae pulmonales

homology notes

On the other hand, in the sister clade of the actinopterygians, the sarcopterygians, the gill circulation is supplemented with lung ventilation. As a result, the pulmonary artery and vein and a functional ductus arteriosus arose as a major evolutionary innovation from the sixth arch, giving the organism a flexible shunt to balance blood supply to and from gills and lungs according to environmental conditions.[well established][VHOG]