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saphena

[ suh-fee-nuh ]
/ səˈfi nə /
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noun

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Origin of saphena

1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin <Arabic ṣāfin
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British Dictionary definitions for saphena

saphena
/ (səˈfiːnə) /

noun plural -nae (-niː)

anatomy either of two large superficial veins of the legs

Derived forms of saphena

saphenous, adjective

Word Origin for saphena

C14: via Medieval Latin from Arabic sāfīn
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Medical definitions for saphena

saphena
[ sə-fēnə ]

n. pl. sa•phe•nae (-nē′)

A saphenous vein.
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