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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 tasting we'd booked in on offers a great deal - five little glasses of cava and five pinchos for PS25.
By law Cava can be produced in eight regions across Spain including Rioja but in reality 95% is made in Penedes, near Barcelona.
Although perfect on its own, this cava could be successfully paired with a robust dish like shrimp sauteed with garlic and pimenton (smoked paprika) or, maybe for a Sunday lunch, with a classic BLT sandwich.
In all fairness, besides the cavas from the DO Penedes, I recently tasted an excellent Spanish sparkling wine, not officially a cava, with the DO La Mancha, produced by Bodegas Alcardet.
As good as some of the proseccos and cavas were they fell way short of our Champagne winner.
THE Cava sparkling wine above prompts me to remember the wonderful area of Penedes near Barcelona where they produce most of Spain's Cava.
Cava in particular has outperformed the market, up 16% year-on-year [MAT to March 26, 2005].
Three members of the Graziano family and two from the Cavas were taken to hospital.
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This week, I've been testing supermarket non-vintage Spanish cavas.
Only three indigenous cava grapes are used in the production of Freixenet Cavas, and the distinctive packaging for Freixenet Cordon Negro makes it the most recognised brand in the world.
While much of the success to date has been attributed to private label cavas in multiple grocers -- a growing number of consumers are trading up to premium branded wines on a more regular basis and Codorniu believes it is particularly well placed to meet this growing demand for quality.