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Term: common cardinal vein blood circulation
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Name: common cardinal vein
Synonyms: duct of Cuvier
Definition: Bilaterally paired longitudinal vein; the anterior cardinal returns blood from the head, and the posterior cardinal returns it from the trunk; these two vessels join together on each side as the common cardinal vein (duct of Cuvier; misnamed the vitelline vein) that leads across the yolk cell to the heart's sinus venosus.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000186]
Name: blood circulation
Synonyms: hemolymph circulation
Definition: The flow of blood through the body of an animal, enabling the transport of nutrients to the tissues and the removal of waste products.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0008015]   QuickGO   AmiGO