sigmoid vein

n.

Any of the tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein that drain the sigmoid colon.

Nearby words

  1. sigmoid,
  2. sigmoid artery,
  3. sigmoid colon,
  4. sigmoid flexure,
  5. sigmoid sinus,
  6. sigmoidectomy,
  7. sigmoiditis,
  8. sigmoido-,
  9. sigmoidopexy,
  10. sigmoidoproctostomy


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