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facial vein


Definition: a continuation of the angular vein at the medial angle of the eye; it passes inferolaterally, uniting with the retromandibular vein below the border of the lower jaw before emptying into the internal jugular vein.

Synonym(s): vena facialisTA, anterior facial vein, vena facialis anterior

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