Definition of Cephalic vein
1. Noun. A large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein.
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel
Group relationships: Arm
Medical Definition of Cephalic vein
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Literary usage of Cephalic vein
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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"At least three veins are usually seen ascending along the volar aspect of the forearm, the basilic vein along the medial border, the cephalic vein along the ..."
2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"At the bend of the elbow it unites with the median cephalic to form the cephalic vein. The Median Vein ascends on the front of the forearm ..."
3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Luther Holden (1878)
"At the bend of the elbow it receives the median cephalic, when it becomes the cephalic vein. The cephalic vein courses along the outer border of the Biceps ..."
4. A Reference handbook of the medical sciences embracing the entire range of by Albert Henry Buck (1904)
"—cephalic vein passin? up under the Clavicle to Join the ... The cephalic vein may be absent (Hallett found it absent in two out of ninety-three cases). ..."