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saphenous

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adjective sa·phe·nous \sə-ˈfē-nəs, ˈsa-fə-nəs\

Definition of saphenous

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



Origin and Etymology of saphenous

saphena saphenous vein, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic ṣāfin


First Known Use: 1840


Medical Dictionary

saphenous

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adjective sa·phe·nous \sə-ˈfē-nəs, ˈsaf-ə-nəs\

Medical Definition of saphenous

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




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