the chief wine-producing region of California, centered in San Joaquin County.
- Central vein of retina
central vein of retina n. The vein formed by union of the retinal veins and accompanying the central artery of the retina in the optic nerve.
- Central vein of suprarenal gland
central vein of suprarenal gland n. The single vein draining the adrenal gland that receives a number of medullary veins and empties on the right directly into the inferior vena cava and on the left into the left renal vein.
- Central veins of liver
central veins of liver pl.n. The terminal branches of the hepatic veins, lying centrally in the hepatic lobules and receiving blood from the liver sinusoids.
- Central venous catheter
central venous catheter n. A catheter passed through a peripheral vein and ending in the thoracic vena cava; it is used to measure venous pressure or to infuse concentrated solutions.