Origin of saphena
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Arabic ṣāfin
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The most important anastomosis is that between the femoral and saphena and internal mammary and epigastric veins.
The saphena vein was closed for a length of about four or five inches, beyond which it was natural.A System of Midwifery
Each hour I withdrew a half-pound of blood, then I fed her and for three hours I drew half a pound of blood from the saphena.Gilbertus Anglicus
Henry Ebenezer Handerson
- anatomy either of two large superficial veins of the legs
C14: via Medieval Latin from Arabic sāfīn
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- A saphenous vein.
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