Definition of Angular vein

1. Noun. A short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein.

Exact synonyms: Vena Angularis
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel

Medical Definition of Angular vein

1. A short vein at the medial angle of the eye, formed by the supraorbital and supratrochlear veins's and continuing as the facial vein. Synonym: vena angularis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Angular Vein

angular cheilitis
angular conjunctivitis
angular convolution
angular curvature
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angular momentum
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angular shape
angular spine
angular stomatitis
angular unit
angular vein (current term)
angular velocities
angular velocity

Literary usage of Angular vein

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"form the angular vein. Occasionally the frontal veins join to form a single trunk, which bifurcates at the root of the nose into the two angular veins. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"At the root of the nose the veins diverge and join the »upra-orbital vein, at the inner angle of the orbit, to form the angular vein. The supra-orbital vein ..."

3. A System of human anatomy, general and special by Erasmus Wilson, George Buchanan, Henry Edward Clark (1880)
"From the nasal arch the frontal is continued downwards by the side of the root of the nose, and near the angle of the eye, under the name of angular vein; ..."

4. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"Commencing at the inner border of the orbit as the angular vein, it descends obliquely to the base of the mandible in advance of ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"... by a wide communication with the angular vein, and is also joined, usually near its origin, by another communicating branch from the supraorbital vein. ..."

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