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left superior pulmonary vein

 

Definition: the vein returning oxygenated blood from the left superior lobe of the lung to the left atrium; tributaries include the apicoposterior, anterior, and lingular veins (branches) from the superior lobe.

Synonym(s): vena pulmonalis superior sinistraTA

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