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basilic vein

noun, Anatomy.
a large vein on the inner side of the arm.
Origin of basilic vein
First recorded in 1660-70, basilic vein is from the Latin word vēna basilica royal vein Unabridged
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basilic vein

a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm
Word Origin
C18: from Latin basilicus kingly; see basil
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basilic vein in Medicine

basilic vein ba·sil·ic vein (bə-sĭl'ĭk)
A vein that arises on the back of the hand, curves around the medial side of the forearm, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.

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