thoracoepigastric vein

[ thôr′ə-kō-ĕp′ĭ-găstrĭk ]

n.

Either of two veins, sometimes a single vein, arising from the region of the superficial epigastric vein and opening into the axillary vein or the lateral thoracic vein.

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