cardinal veins defined in 1951 yearcardinal veins - cardinal veins;
cardinal veins - Main longitudinal veins, one on each side, returning blood from most of the body to ducti Cuvieri and thence to heart, in fish and embryos of tetrapods. Anterior cardinals (jugulars) are in front of ducti Cuvieri, posterior cardinals are behind. See also: Vena cava inferior.
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