Definition of Episcleral veins

1. Noun. Small veins in the sclera near the corneal margin; empty into the anterior ciliary veins.

Exact synonyms: Venae Episclerales
Generic synonyms: Capillary Vein, Venula, Venule



Medical Definition of Episcleral veins

1. A series of small venules in the sclera close to the corneal margin that empty into the anterior ciliary veins. Synonym: venae episclerales. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Episcleral Veins

epiretinal membrane
epirizole
epirogenies
epirogeny
epirrhema
epirrhemata
epirubicin
epis
episcia
episcias
episclera
episcleral
episcleral artery
episcleral lamina
episcleral veins (current term)
episcleritis
episcleritis multinodularis
episcleritis periodica fugax
episcopacies
episcopacy
episcopal
episcopally
episcopant
episcopants
episcoparian
episcopate
episcopates
episcope
episcopes

Literary usage of Episcleral veins

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

1. Diseases of the Eye: A Practical Treatise for Students of Ophthalmology by George Andreas Berry (1893)
"Enlargement of episcleral veins : (6.) Excavation of papilla: (7.) Visible pulsation of the retinal artery. At the same time the following subjective ..."

2. Philadelphia Hospital Reports by Philadelphia Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) (1893)
"S. normal (possibly slightly increased), with tenderness on pressure over upper ciliary region, and very slight prominences of the upper episcleral veins. ..."

3. Anatomical terminology, with special reference to the (B N A) by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1907)
"... Muscular veins Vortex veins Posterior ciliary veins Anterior ciliary veins Central vein of retina episcleral veins Palpebral veins Anterior conjunctiva! ..."

4. Text-book of Histology: Including the Microscopic Technic by Philipp Stöhr (1898)
"269, *'), from the conjunctival sclera (*'), and from the circumferential capillary loops of the cornea ()/). The episcleral veins also communicate with the ..."

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