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

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 ]

definition

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

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 exact synonym

venous tree organ part

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