Definition of Saphenous vein

1. Noun. Either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot.

Exact synonyms: Vena Saphena
Specialized synonyms: Great Saphenous Vein, Long Saphenous Vein, Short Saphenous Vein
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel
Group relationships: Leg



Definition of Saphenous vein

1. Noun. (anatomy) Usually referring to the great saphenous vein, but may also refer to the small saphenous vein. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Saphenous vein

1. The vein which drains the foot and leg. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Saphenous vein

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

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The internal or long saphenous vein (Fig. 384) commences at the inner side of the ... The internal saphenous vein communicates in the foot with the internal ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The small saphenous vein (». saphena parea; external or short saphenous vein) (Fig. 649) begins behind the lateral malleolus as a continuation of the ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Clean the great saphenous vein proximo-distally, taking care to avoid injuring any of ... The great saphenous vein is the largest superficial vein of the ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1889)
"Treatment by Ligature of Internal saphenous vein and Extirpation,— Alter a ... 2,1888) three cases in which he tied the internal saphenous vein at two or ..."

5. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1916)
"(i^-iM in.) below the junction yet occasionally they were 7 to io cm. (2-^-4 in.) below. If the saphenous vein is doubly ligated and divided ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The internal or long saphenous vein (Fig. 384) commences at the inner side of the ... The internal saphenous vein communicates in the foot with the internal ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The small saphenous vein (». saphena parea; external or short saphenous vein) (Fig. 649) begins behind the lateral malleolus as a continuation of the ..."

8. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"Clean the great saphenous vein proximo-distally, taking care to avoid injuring any of ... The great saphenous vein is the largest superficial vein of the ..."

9. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1889)
"Treatment by Ligature of Internal saphenous vein and Extirpation,— Alter a ... 2,1888) three cases in which he tied the internal saphenous vein at two or ..."

10. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1916)
"(i^-iM in.) below the junction yet occasionally they were 7 to io cm. (2-^-4 in.) below. If the saphenous vein is doubly ligated and divided ..."

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