middle thyroid vein


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mid·dle thy·roid vein

[TA]
vein that passes from the thyroid gland across the common carotid artery (generally parallel with, but usually separate from) the inferior thyroid arteries to empty into the internal jugular vein.
Synonym(s): vena thyroidea media [TA]

middle thyroid vein

A vein draining the lower part of the thyroid gland, the larynx, and the trachea; it empties into the internal jugular vein.
See also: vein
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