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saphenous opening


Definition: the orifice in the fascia lata inferior to the medial part of the inguinal ligament through which the saphenous vein passes to enter the femoral vein.

Synonym(s): hiatus saphenusTA, fossa ovalis2, saphenous hiatus

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