big vein

big vein

[′big ‚vān]
(plant pathology)
A soil-borne virus disease of lettuce characterized by enlargement and yellowing of the leaf veins.
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"We could make an incision in the groin and tie off the veins, or cut a little higher up and do the same thing, or we could stick a telescope in the belly button and put a clip on the enlarged vein(s), or we could ask a radiologist to put a needle in the big vein in the neck and squirt some glue or metal coils to block the enlarged veins from inside."
If a little higher yet, the bullet will cut the vena cava, the big vein right under the spine, often breaking the spine as well.
Mechanics, if your face is red and there's a big vein pulsing in your forehead, you're probably being a little heavy-handed with the desiccant assembly on the doghouse body of the gunner's primary sight (GPS).
"In fact there were so many Evanses in Novello's bloodline that the family were known locally as The Big Vein. It was said one of his ancestors had 75 grandchildren."
Ryder developed five new kinds of iceberg lettuce breeding lines that offer resistance to both big vein virus and lettuce mosaic virus.
On the list too is the successful control of lettuce big vein and canker resistant parsnips, the unique feeding characteristics of the plum spittlebug and the F1 male sterile leek which should go down a bomb in the clubs.
In the meanwhile, 10-20 ml of blood is withdrawn from one of the big veins in the hand and is centrifuged to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood and other cells.
You feel his index finger and thumb on big veins both sides of your neck, then pressure, slow, relentless, the way pressure seems not static but moving through something, like his pincer grip and newt-like fingertips are converging at a point somewhere in your voice box.
Was almost afraid to look, but did and found I'd missed the big veins. Lots of blood but no real damage.