saphena(redirected from saphenae)
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the small saphenous or the great saphenous vein.
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A blood vessel carrying blood toward the heart; postnatally, all veins except the pulmonary carry dark unoxygenated blood.
Synonym(s): vena [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
saphenaA Latin adjective referring to three different veins:
(1) Great saphenous vein; vena saphena magna [NA6];
(2) Small saphenous vein; vena saphena parva [NA6];
(3) Accessory saphenous vein; vena saphena accessoria [NA6];
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