vena salvatella

noun
vena sal·​va·​tel·​la | \ -ˌsalvəˈtelə \
plural venae salvatellae\ -​e(ˌ)lē , -​ˌlī \

Definition of vena salvatella

: a superficial vein on the back of the hand coming from the little finger

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History and Etymology for vena salvatella

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

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“Vena salvatella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vena%20salvatella. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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