obturator veins

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ob·tu·ra·tor veins

formed by the union of tributaries draining the hip joint and the obturator and adductor muscles of the thigh; they enter the pelvis from the obturator canal as venae comitantes of the obturator artery and empty into the internal iliac vein.
Synonym(s): vena obturatoria [TA]
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