emissary vein

noun

em·​is·​sary vein ˈem-ə-ˌser-ē- How to pronounce emissary vein (audio)
: any of the veins that pass through apertures in the skull and connect the venous sinuses of the dura mater with veins external to the skull

Dictionary Entries Near emissary vein

Cite this Entry

“Emissary vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/emissary%20vein. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!