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superficial vein

 

Definition: one of a number of veins that course in the subcutaneous tissue and empty into deep veins; they form prominent systems of vessels in the limbs and are usually not accompanied by arteries.

Synonym(s): vena cutaneaTA, vena superficialisTA, cutaneous vein

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