accompanying vein

[ə-kŭmpə-nē-ĭng, ə-kŭmpnē-ĭng]


A vein accompanying another structure.
Either of a pair of veins, occasionally more, that closely accompany an artery in such a manner that the pulsations of the artery aid venous return.

Nearby words

  1. allotment,
  2. allotransplant,
  3. allotransplantation,
  4. allotrichia circumscripta,
  5. allotriomorphic,
  6. allotrophic,
  7. allotropic,
  8. allotropism,
  9. allotropous,
  10. allotropy

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