vena salvatella


vena sal·​va·​tel·​la
plural venae salvatellae
: a superficial vein on the back of the hand coming from the little finger

Word History


New Latin, literally, little saver vein; from the former belief that bleeding from it saved one from disease

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“Vena salvatella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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