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sublingual vein


Definition: vein that accompanies the sublingual artery in the floor of the mouth, lateral to the hypoglossal nerve; it may join the deep lingual vein to form the lingual vein, or join the vena comitans nerve hypoglossi.

Synonym(s): vena sublingualisTA

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