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Medical Term:

ileocolic vein


Definition: a large tributary of the superior mesenteric vein that runs parallel to the ileocolic artery and drains the terminal ileum, appendix, cecum, and the lower part of the ascending colon.

Synonym(s): vena ileocolicaTA

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