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cava

 [ka´vah] (L.)
1. plural of cavum.

cava

/ca·va/ (ka´vah) [L.]
1. plural of cavum.
2. a vena cava.ca´val

cava

See cavum.

CA.1afa.5A

A gene on chromosome 16p24.3 that encodes a carbonic anhydrase, a zinc metalloenzyme that catalyses the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide. Carbonic anhydrases participate in various biological processes, including respiration, calcification, maintaining acid-base balance and bone resorption, as well as producing aqueous humour, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva and gastric acid. Carbonic anhydrase 5A is localised in mitochondria, expressed primarily in the liver and may play an important role in ureagenesis and gluconeogenesis.

in·fer·i·or ve·na ca·va

(IVC) (in-fēr'ē-ŏr vē'nă kā'vă)
Receives the blood from the lower limbs and the greater part of the pelvic and abdominal organs; it begins at the level of the fifth lumbar vertebra on the right side by the merger of the right and left common iliac veins, pierces the diaphragm at the level of the eighth thoracic vertebra, and empties into the posteroinferior aspect of the right atrium of the heart.
Synonym(s): postcava.

su·pe·ri·or ve·na ca·va

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr vē'nă kā'vă)
Returns blood from the head and neck, upper limbs, and thorax to the posterosuperior aspect of the right atrium; formed in the superior mediastinum by union of the two brachiocephalic veins.
Synonym(s): vena cava superior [TA] , precava.

cava

[L.]
1. plural of cavum.
2. a vena cava.
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The range from the family-run vineyard and Cava house, Finca Nadal de la Boadella, includes a Nadal Brut, a Nadal Rosado Brut and a 2000 Nadal Brut Especial Gran Reserva, priced from 8.
On a positive note, I was pleased to find that, unlike some cavas, it wasn't overly gassy, but on the whole I found this overbearing rose cava rather difficult to drink and enjoy.
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