accessory hemiazygos vein

noun

Medical Definition of accessory hemiazygos vein

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a vein that drains the upper left side of the thoracic wall, descends along the left side of the spinal column, and empties into the azygos or hemiazygos veins near the middle of the thorax

hemiazygos vein

noun
hemi·​a·​zy·​gos vein | \ -(ˈ)ā-ˈzī-gəs- How to pronounce hemiazygos vein (audio) , -ˈaz-ə-gəs- How to pronounce hemiazygos vein (audio) \
variants: also hemiazygous vein

Medical Definition of hemiazygos vein (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vein that receives blood from the lower half of the left thoracic wall and the left abdominal wall, ascends along the left side of the spinal column, and empties into the azygos vein near the middle of the thorax

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