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several veins (usually four) from the vascular tunic of the eyeball formed of veins accompanying the posterior ciliary arteries and the ciliary body; then drain into the superior or inferior ophthalmic vein.
Synonym(s): venae vorticosae [TA], choroid veins of eye, Stensen veins, vasa vorticosa, venae choroideae oculi, vortex veins
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Stellate veins of the choroid, carrying blood to the superior ophthalmic vein.
See also: vasa
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