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retromandibular vein

retromandibular vein in Medicine

retromandibular vein ret·ro·man·dib·u·lar vein (rět'rō-mān-dĭb'yə-lər)
A vein formed by union of the temporal veins in front of the ear, running behind the ramus of the mandible through the parotid gland, and uniting with the facial vein. Also called posterior facial vein.

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