perforating vein

n.

Any of the veins that accompany the perforating arteries, drain the lateral vastus and the hamstring muscles, and terminate in the deep femoral vein.

Nearby words

  1. perforated tape,
  2. perforated ulcer,
  3. perforating abscess,
  4. perforating artery,
  5. perforating fiber,
  6. perforating wound,
  7. perforation,
  8. perforation gauge,
  9. perforce,
  10. perforin


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