Pronunciation: (prē-kā'vu, -kä'-), [key]
—pl. -ca•vaePronunciation: (-kā'vē, -kä'vī). [key]
1. See under vena cava.
2. (in squids) either of a pair of veins that pass through the kidney to the branchial heart.
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