middle cardiac vein


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mid·dle car·di·ac vein

[TA]
vein that begins at the apex of the heart (where it anastomoses with the great cardiac vein), and ascends within the posterior interventricular sulcus to the coronary sinus.

mid·dle car·di·ac vein

(mid'dĕl kahr'dē-ak vān) [TA]
Begins at the apex of the heart, anastomoses with the great cardiac vein, and ascends within the posterior interventricular sulcus to the coronary sinus.

middle cardiac vein

A large vein that runs in the posterior interventricular groove of the heart; it accompanies the posterior interventricular artery, and both vein and artery drain the same territory. The middle cardiac vein empties into the coronary sinus.
See also: vein