cephalic vein

noun

Medical Definition of cephalic vein

: any of various superficial veins of the arm specifically : a large vein of the upper arm lying along the outer edge of the biceps muscle and emptying into the axillary vein

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“Cephalic vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cephalic%20vein. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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