cephalic vein

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ce·phal·ic vein

[TA]
subcutaneous vein that arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous network of the hand, passes upward anterior to the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.
Synonym(s): vena cephalica [TA]

ce·phal·ic vein

(sĕ-fal'ik vān) [TA]
Arises at the radial border of the dorsal venous rete of the hand, passes upward in front of the elbow and along the lateral side of the arm; it empties into the upper part of the axillary vein.