facial vein


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fa·cial vein

[TA]
a continuation of the angular vein at the medial angle of the eye; it passes inferolaterally, uniting with the retromandibular vein below the border of the lower jaw before emptying into the internal jugular vein.

fa·cial vein

(fā'shăl vān) [TA]
A continuation of the angular vein at the medial angle of the eye; it passes diagonally downward and outward, uniting with the retromandibular vein below the border of the lower jaw before emptying into the internal jugular vein.

fa·cial vein

(fā'shăl vān) [TA]
Continuation of angular vein at medial angle of eye; passes inferolaterally, uniting with retromandibular vein below border of lower jaw before emptying into internal jugular vein.
Synonym(s): anterior facial vein.
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