saphenous

adjective

sa·​phe·​nous sə-ˈfē-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio) ˈsa-fə-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio)
: of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the two chief superficial veins of the leg
saphenous nerve

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saphenous was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Saphenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saphenous. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

saphenous

adjective
sa·​phe·​nous sə-ˈfē-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio) ˈsaf-ə-nəs How to pronounce saphenous (audio)
: of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the saphenous veins
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