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vertebral vein

 

Definition: a vein derived from tributaries (venae comitantes) that run through the foramina in the transverse processes of the first six cervical vertebrae and form a plexus around the vertebral artery; it empties as a single trunk into the brachiocephalic veins.

Synonym(s): vena vertebralisTA

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