paraumbilical vein

[ păr′ə-ŭm-bĭlĭ-kəl ]

n.

Any of the small veins that arise from cutaneous veins about the umbilicus and terminate as accessory portal veins.

Nearby words

  1. polyorchism,
  2. polyostotic,
  3. polyotia,
  4. polyovular,
  5. polyovulatory,
  6. polypary,
  7. polypectomy,
  8. polyped,
  9. polypeptide,
  10. polypetalous


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