superior ophthalmic vein

n.

A vein that begins from the nasofrontal vein, passes along the medial wall of the eye socket and through the orbital fissure, and empties into the cavernous sinus.

Nearby words

  1. superior mesenteric lymph node,
  2. superior mesenteric plexus,
  3. superior mesenteric vein,
  4. superior oblique muscle,
  5. superior oblique muscle of head,
  6. superior orbital fissure,
  7. superior ovary,
  8. superior petrosal sinus,
  9. superior phrenic vein,
  10. superior planet


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