Definition of Obturator vein

1. Noun. A vein formed by the union of tributaries that drain the hip joints and thigh muscles; empties into the internal iliac vein.

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

Medical Definition of Obturator vein

1. Formed by the union of tributaries draining the hip joint and the obturator and adductor muscles of the thigh; it enters the pelvis by the obturator canal as venae comitantes of the obturator artery and empties into the internal iliac vein. Synonym: vena obturatoria. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obturator Vein

obturator canal
obturator externus
obturator fascia
obturator hernia
obturator internus
obturator lymph nodes
obturator membrane
obturator nerve
obturator vein (current term)
obtuse-angled triangle
obtuse angle
obtuse leaf
obtuse triangle
obtuse triangles
obtusely umbonate

Literary usage of Obturator vein

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The/deep dorsal vein of the penis communicates with the internal pudendal veins, but ends mainly in the pudendal plexus. 4. The obturator vein (v. ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"It almost always happens that there is some communication between the pudenda! plexus (or one of its afferent or efferent trunks) and the obturator vein. ..."

3. Essentials of anatomy and manual of practical dissection together with the by Charles Beylard Nancrede (1894)
"Inferior obturator vein. 45.—Superior gluteal vein. 46.—Internal iliac vein. 47.—Fifth and portion of fourth lumbar nerves, forming with the sacral nerves ..."

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