Definition of saphenous
: 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
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