superior thyroid vein

n.

A vein that receives blood from the upper part of the thyroid gland and the larynx, accompanies the superior thyroid artery, and empties into the internal jugular vein.

Nearby words

  1. superior salivary nucleus,
  2. superior tarsal muscle,
  3. superior temporal line,
  4. superior temporal sulcus,
  5. superior thalamostriate vein,
  6. superior vein of cerebellar hemisphere,
  7. superior vein of eyelid,
  8. superior vein of vermis,
  9. superior vena cava,
  10. superior, lake


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