duct of cuvier

duct of cuvier
\\-ˈk(y)üvēˌā, -ku̅e̅vyā\
Usage: usually capitalized C
Etymology: after Baron Georges Cuvier died 1832 French naturalist
: either of a pair of large transverse venous sinuses that conduct blood from the cardinal veins to the sinus venosus of the vertebrate embryo — called also common cardinal vein

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  • duct of Cuvier — duct of Cu·vier k(y)ü vē .ā, kuev yā n either of a pair of large transverse venous sinuses that conduct blood from the cardinal veins to the sinus venosus of the vertebrate embryo called also common cardinal vein G. Cuvier see CUVIERIAN VEIN …   Medical dictionary

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  • Cuvier — Baron Georges L.C.F.D. de la, French scientist, 1769–1832. See C. ducts, under duct, C. veins, under vein …   Medical dictionary

  • ductus Cuvieri — duct of Cuvier …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • cardinal vein — a bilaterally paired longitudinal vein. The anterior cardinal vein returns blood from the head and the posterior cardinal vein from the trunk, joining together as the common cardinal vein (which is also called the duct of Cuvier or incorrectly… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • common cardinal vein — the duct of Cuvier. The anterior cardinal vein returns blood from the head and the posterior cardinal vein from the trunk, joining together as the common cardinal vein (also called incorrectly the vitelline vein). The jugular vein from the lower… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cardinal vein — car·di·nal vein .kärd nəl , ən əl n any of four longitudinal veins of the vertebrate embryo running anteriorly and posteriorly along each side of the spinal column with the pair on each side meeting at and discharging blood to the heart through… …   Medical dictionary

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