superior phrenic vein

n.

Any of the small veins that are tributaries to the azygos and hemiazygos veins and drain the upper surface of the diaphragm.

Nearby words

  1. superior oblique muscle of head,
  2. superior ophthalmic vein,
  3. superior orbital fissure,
  4. superior ovary,
  5. superior petrosal sinus,
  6. superior planet,
  7. superior pulmonary vein,
  8. superior rectal vein,
  9. superior rectus muscle,
  10. superior retinaculum of extensor muscles


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