saphenous

adjective
sa·​phe·​nous | \ sə-ˈfē-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio) , ˈsa-fə-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio) \

Definition of saphenous

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

First Known Use of saphenous

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saphenous

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

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The first known use of saphenous was in 1840

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“Saphenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saphenous. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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saphenous

adjective
sa·​phe·​nous | \ sə-ˈfē-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio) , ˈsaf-ə-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio) \

Medical Definition of saphenous

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

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