internal thoracic vein

n.

Either of usually two veins that accompany each internal thoracic artery, fusing together at the upper part of the chest and emptying into the brachiocephalic vein.

Nearby words

  1. internal rhyme,
  2. internal secretion,
  3. internal spermatic artery,
  4. internal sphincter muscle of anus,
  5. internal stress,
  6. internal traction,
  7. internal urethral opening,
  8. internal version,
  9. internal-combustion,
  10. internal-combustion engine


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