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saphenous

[suh-fee-nuh s]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or situated near the saphenous vein.
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noun
  1. saphenous vein.
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Origin of saphenous

First recorded in 1830–40; saphen(a) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for saphenous

Historical Examples

  • A vestige of this saphenous artery, however, remains in Man as the anastomotica magna.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6

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  • In the leg the sciatic and saphenous nerves are partly mapped out, giving to the patient the appearance of an anatomical diagram.