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Medical Term:

smallest cardiac veins


numerous small valveless venous channels that open directly into the chambers of the heart from the capillary bed in the cardiac wall, enabling a form of collateral circulation unique to the heart.

Synonym(s): venae cardiacae minimaeTA, venae cordis minimae, thebesian veins

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