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basilic vein

 

Definition: arises from the ulnar side of the dorsal venous network of the hand; it curves around the medial side of the forearm (as the basilic vein of forearm), communicates with the cephalic vein via the median cubital vein, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.

Synonym(s): vena basilicaTA

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