accessory vertebral vein


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ac·ces·so·ry ver·te·bral vein

[TA]
a vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but which passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra and opens independently into the brachiocephalic vein.
Synonym(s): vena vertebralis accessoria [TA]

ac·ces·so·ry ver·te·bral vein

(ak-ses'ŏr-ē vĕr'tĕ-brăl vān) [TA]
A vein that accompanies the vertebral vein but passes through the foramen of the transverse process of the seventh cervical vertebra and opens independently into the brachiocephalic vein.
Synonym(s): vena vertebralis accessoria [TA] .