Definition of postcaval in English:

postcaval

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the inferior vena cava.

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • The inferior vena cava. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From post- + cava + -al.

Pronunciation

postcaval

/ˌpəʊs(t)ˈkɑːvl//ˌpəʊs(t)ˈkeɪvl/