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

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

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