vasa vorticosa


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vor·ti·cose veins

[TA]
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.
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vasa vorticosa

Stellate veins of the choroid, carrying blood to the superior ophthalmic vein.
See also: vasa
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