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retromandibular vein

(rĕt′rō-măn-dĭbyə-lər)
n.
  1. A vein formed by union of the temporal veins in front of the ear, running behind the ramus of the mandible through the parotid gland, and uniting with the facial vein.posterior facial vein
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