saphenous vein


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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