median basilic vein

noun
variants: or median cubital vein

Definition of median basilic vein 

: a continuation of the cephalic vein of the forearm that passes obliquely toward the inner side of the arm in the bend of the elbow to join with the ulnar veins in forming the basilic vein and is often selected for venipuncture

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