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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