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occipital diploic vein


Definition: vein with tributaries in the spongy bone of the occipital bone; its termination is highly variable: occipital vein, transverse dural venous sinus near confluence of sinuses, or occipital emissary vein.

Synonym(s): vena diploica occipitalisTA

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