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There are 6 meanings of the word Vein.

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Vein - as a noun

A blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart

Example: "All veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
vena7venous blood vessel
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
blood vessel
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)
accessory cephalic veinvena cephalica accessoriaaccessory hemiazygos veinaccessory hemiazygous vein
vena hemiazygos accessoriaaccessory vertebral veinvena vertebralis accessoriaaccompanying veinvena comitansanastomotic veinvena anastomoticaangular veinvena angularisanterior vertebral veinvena vertebralis anteriorappendicular veinvena appendicularisarcuate vein of the kidneyvena arcuata renisauricular veinvena auricularisaxillary veinvena axillarisazygos veinazygous veinvena azygosbasal veinvena basalisbasilic veinvena basilicabasivertebral veinvena basivertebralisbrachial veinvena brachialisbrachiocephalic veininnominate veinvena brachiocephalicabronchial veinvena bronchialiscardinal veincentral veins of livervenae centrales hepatiscentral vein of retinavena centrales retinaecentral vein of suprarenal glandvena centralis glandulae suprarenaliscephalic veinvena cephalicacerebellar veinvena cerebellumcerebral veinvena cerebricervical veindeep cervical veinvena cervicalis profundachoroid veinvena choroideaciliary veinsvenae ciliarescircumflex veinvena circumflexaclitoral veinvena clitoridiscolic veinvena colicacommon facial veinconjunctival veinsvenae conjunctivalescostoaxillary veincutaneous veinvena cutaneacystic veinvena cysticadigital veinvena digitalisdiploic veinvena diploicadorsal scapular veinvena scapularis dorsalisemissary veinvena emissariaepigastric veinesophageal veinsoesophageal veinsvenae esophageaeethmoidal veinvena ethmoidalisexternal nasal veinvena nasalis externafacial veinvena facialisfemoral veinvena femoralisgastric veinvena gastricagastroepiploic veingastroomental veinvena gastroomentalisgenicular veinvena genusgluteal veinvena gluteushemizygos veinhemizygous veinvena hemizygoshemorrhoidal veinrectal veinvena rectalishepatic veinvena hepaticaileocolic veinvena ileocolicailiac veinvena iliacailiolumbar veinvena iliolumbalisintercapitular veinvena intercapitalisintercostal veinvena intercostalisintervertebral veinvena intervertebralisjugular15jugular veinvena jugularislabial veinvena labialislabial veinvena labialisinternal auditory veinlabyrinthine veinlacrimal veinvena lacrimalislaryngeal veinvena laryngealingual veinvena lingualislumbar veinvena lumbalismaxillary veinvena maxillarismeningeal veinsvenae meningeaemesenteric veinvena mesentericametacarpal veinvena metacarpusmetatarsal veinvena metatarsusmusculophrenic veinvena musculophrenicanasofrontal veinvena nasofrontalisoblique vein of the left atriumvena obliqua atrii sinistriobturator veinvena obturatoriaoccipital veinvena occipitalisophthalmic veinvena ophthalmicaovarian veinvena ovaricapalatine veinvena palatinapancreatic veinvenae pancreaticaparaumbilical veinvena paraumbilicalisparotid veinpectoral veinvena pectoralisperforating veinvena perforantispericardial veinvena pericardiacafibular veinperoneal veinvena peroneuspharyngeal veinvena pharyngeusphrenic veinvena phrenicapopliteal veinvena popliteahepatic portal veinportal8portal veinvena portaeposterior vein of the left ventriclevena posterior ventriculi sinistriprepyloric veinvena pyloricapudendal veinvenae pudendumpulmonary veinvena pulmonalisradial veinvena radialisrenal veinvena renalissacral veinvena sacralissaphenous veinvena saphenascleral veinsvenae scleralesscrotal veinvena scrotalissigmoid veinvena sigmoideusspinal veinvena spinalissplenic veinvena lienalissternocleidomastoid veinvena sternocleidomastoideastylomastoid veinvena stylomastoideasubclavian veinvena subclaviasublingual veinvena sublingualissupraorbital veinvena supraorbitalissupratrochlear veinvena supratrochlearistemporal veinvena temporalistesticular veinvena testicularisthalamostriate veinthoracoepigastric veinvena thoracoepigastricathoracic veinvena thoracicathyroid veinvena thyroideatibial veinvena tibialistracheal veinvena trachealistympanic veinulnar veinvena ulnarisumbilical veinvena umbilicalisuterine veinvaricose veinvena bulbi penisvena canaliculi cochleaevein of penisvena bulbi vestibulivena cavavenae palpebralesvenae interlobulares hepatisvenae renisvena vertebralisvertebral veinvena vesicalisvesical veinvena vestibularisvestibular veinvena vorticosumvortex veinvorticose veincapillary veinvenulavenule9

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A distinctive style or manner

Example: "He continued in this vein for several minutes"

Any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
fibrovascular bundlevascular bundlevascular strand
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A layer of ore between layers of rock

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
mineral vein
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
formation14geological formation
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

One of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Vein - as a verb

Make a veinlike pattern

Example Sentences

"The doctor used a needle to inject the medicine directly into the vein."
"You can see the blue veins on the back of her hand."
"Minerals are carried to the leaves through tiny veins in the plant."
"The gold mine is rich in vein deposits."
"He had a narrow escape when a bullet missed his heart by a vein."
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Is VEIN a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, vein is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

VEIN has a SCRABBLE points total of 7.

Is VEIN a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, vein is valid for Words With Friends
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VEIN has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

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Yes, vein is valid for WordFeud
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VEIN has a WORDFEUD points total of 7.

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