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Medical Term:

anterior vein


Definition: tributary of right or left superior pulmonary vein draining oxygenated blood from the anterior part of the superior lobe of the right or left lung.

Synonym(s): anterior branch of the superior pulmonary vein, ramus anterior venae pulmonalis dextrae/sinistrae superioris, vena anterior

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