common cardinal vein n.
Any of the major drainage channels that are formed by anastomosis of the anterior and posterior cardinal veins and are the main systemic return channels to the heart in the embryos of humans and other vertebrates.
noun, Anatomy. 1. the part of a carotid artery between its origin and its point of division into branches.
- Common carotid plexus
common carotid plexus n. An autonomic plexus accompanying the common carotid artery and formed by fibers from the middle cervical ganglion.
noun 1. Transportation. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates to all persons for interstate transportation. 2. a public service or public utility company, as a telephone or telegraph company, engaged in the transmitting of messages for the public. noun 1. a person or firm engaged in […]
- Common cause
A joint interest, as in “The common cause against the enemies of piety” (from John Dryden’s poem, Religio laici, or a Layman’s Faith, 1682). This term originated as to make common cause (with), meaning “to unite one’s interest with another’s.” In the mid-1900s the name Common Cause was adopted by a liberal lobbying group.