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hepatic veins


Definition: the veins that drain the liver; they collect blood from the central veins and terminate in three large veins opening into the inferior vena cava below the diaphragm and several small inconstant veins entering the vena cava at more inferior levels.

Synonym(s): venae hepaticaeTA

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