vena salvatella

noun vena sal·va·tel·la \-ˌsalvəˈtelə\

Definition of vena salvatella

plural

venae salvatellae

\-e(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī\
  1. :  a superficial vein on the back of the hand coming from the little finger

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Origin and Etymology of vena salvatella

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


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