saphenous


sa·phe·nous

adjective \sə-ˈfē-nəs, ˈsa-fə-nəs\

Definition of SAPHENOUS

:  of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the two chief superficial veins of the leg <saphenous nerve>

Origin of SAPHENOUS

saphena saphenous vein, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic ṣāfin
First Known Use: 1840

sa·phe·nous

adjective \sə-ˈfē-nəs, ˈsaf-ə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SAPHENOUS

: of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the saphenous veins

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