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emissary vein

emissary vein in Medicine

emissary vein n.
Any of the channels of communication between the venous sinuses of the dura mater and the veins of the diploe and the scalp. See under condylar emissary vein, mastoid emissary vein, occipital emissary vein, and parietal emissary vein.

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