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femoral vein


Definition: a continuation of the popliteal vein, it accompanies the femoral artery through the adductor canal and into the femoral triangle where it lies within the femoral sheath; it becomes the external iliac vein as it passes deep to the inguinal ligament.

Synonym(s): vena femoralisTA

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