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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