maxillary vein


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max·il·lar·y vein

[TA]
the posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; it joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein.
Synonym(s): vena maxillaris [TA]

maxillary vein

one of a pair of deep veins of the face, accompanying the maxillary artery and passing between the condyle of the mandible and the sphenomandibular ligament. Each maxillary vein is a tributary of the internal jugular and external jugular veins.

max·il·lar·y vein

(mak'si-lar-ē vān) [TA]
The posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; it joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein.

max·il·lar·y vein

(mak'si-lar-ē vān) [TA]
Posterior continuation of pterygoid plexus; joins superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein.