venae comitantes


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Related to venae comitantes: venae cavae, Venæ cavæ

ve·nae co·mi·tan·tes

[TA]
a pair of veins, but occasionally more, that closely accompany an artery in such a manner that the pulsations of the artery aid venous return.
Synonym(s): companion veins

ve·nae co·mi·tan·tes

(vē'nē kom-i-tan'tēz) [TA]
A pair (or occasionally more) of veins that closely accompany an artery in such a manner that the pulsations of the artery aid venous return.

venae comitantes

Pairs of veins that often accompany small arteries. Larger arteries are typically accompanied by only a single vein.
See also: vena