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Medical Term:

left inferior pulmonary vein


the vein returning oxygenated blood from the inferior lobe of the left lung to the left atrium; tributaries include the superior and common basal veins (branches) from the inferior lobe.

Synonym(s): vena pulmonalis inferior sinistraTA

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