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emissary vein

 

Definition: one of the channels of communication between the venous sinuses of the dura mater and the veins of the diploë and the scalp.

Synonym(s): vena emissariaTA, emissarium, emissary2

See Also: condylar emissary vein, mastoid emissary vein, occipital emissary vein, parietal emissary vein

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