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inferior cerebral veins


Definition: numerous cerebral veins that drain the undersurface of the cerebral hemispheres and empty into the cavernous and transverse sinuses. Included in these veins are named branches serving the uncus (vein of uncus [TA], vena uncalis [TA]), the orbital cortex (orbital veins [TA], venae orbitae [TA]), and the temporal lobe (temporal veins [TA], venae temporales [TA]).

Synonym(s): venae inferiores cerebriTA

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