spinal vein

n.

Any of the veins that drain the spinal cord and form a plexus on the surface of the cord from which veins pass along the spinal roots to the internal vertebral venous plexus.

Nearby words

  1. spinal paralysis,
  2. spinal puncture,
  3. spinal reflex,
  4. spinal root,
  5. spinal tap,
  6. spinally,
  7. spinate,
  8. spindle,
  9. spindle cell,
  10. spindle cell carcinoma


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