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circumflex iliac vein

n.
  1. A vein that corresponds to the deep circumflex iliac artery and empties near or in a common trunk with the inferior epigastric vein into the external iliac vein; deep circumflex iliac vein.
  2. A vein that corresponds to the superficial circumflex iliac artery and empties usually into the greater saphenous vein; superficial circumflex iliac vein.
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