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Medical Term:

subcostal vein


Definition: vein accompanying the subcostal artery along the inferior border of the twelfth rib, draining into the ascending lumbar vein and thus participating in the formation of the azygos (right side) and hemiazygos (left side) veins.

Synonym(s): vena subcostalisTA

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