facial vein

noun

Medical Definition of facial vein

: a vein that arises as the angular vein, drains the superficial structures of the face, and empties into the internal jugular vein

called also anterior facial vein

— see deep facial vein, posterior facial vein

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“Facial vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/facial%20vein. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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