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Medical Term:

obturator veins


formed by the union of tributaries draining the hip joint and the obturator and adductor muscles of the thigh; they enter the pelvis from the obturator canal as venae comitantes of the obturator artery and empty into the internal iliac vein.

Synonym(s): vena obturatoriaTA

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