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diploic vein


Definition: one of the veins in the diploë of the cranial bones, connected with the cerebral sinuses by emissary veins; the main diploic veins are the frontal, anterior temporal, posterior temporal, and occipital.

Synonym(s): vena diploicaTA, Breschet vein, Dupuytren canal

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