Any of the four veins in the developing vertebrate embryo which run along each side of the vertebral column [ MP:0004783 ]

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current we conflate the cardinal vein and cardinal vein system

definition

Any of the four veins in the developing vertebrate embryo which run along each side of the vertebral column

has related synonym

cardinal sinus

Cuvierian vein

cardinal vein system

homology notes

In primitive vertebrates, the basic early embryonic pattern is retained, and blood from anterior and posterior systemic tissues is returned in anterior and posterior cardinal veins, both pairs of veins uniting in common cardinal veins near the heart. In derived vertebrates, the cardinals appear but usually persist only in the embryo, being functionally replaced by alternative adult vessels, the precava and postcava (anterior and posterior venae cavae).[well established][VHOG]

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UBERON:0004344

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