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basilic vein

noun Anatomy.
  1. a large vein on the inner side of the arm.
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Origin of basilic vein

First recorded in 1660–70, basilic vein is from the Latin word vēna basilica royal vein
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British Dictionary definitions for basilic vein

basilic vein

  1. a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm
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Word Origin for basilic vein

C18: from Latin basilicus kingly; see basil
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basilic vein in Medicine

basilic vein

  1. 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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