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noun Anatomy.
either of two large veins near the surface of the foot, leg, and thigh, one on the inner side and the other on the outer and posterior sides.
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Origin of saphenous vein

First recorded in 1830–40

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Medical definitions for saphenous vein

saphenous vein

n.
Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.
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Scientific definitions for saphenous vein

saphenous vein
[ sə-fēnəs ]

Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot. A portion of the larger saphenous vein is often used in surgery for coronary artery bypass graft.
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