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Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.
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The long or the short saphenous vein.
See also: vein
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A long vein in the thigh or calf commonly used for bypass grafts.
Mentioned in: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
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