popliteal vein

noun

Medical Definition of popliteal vein

: a vein formed by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins and ascending through the popliteal space to the thigh where it becomes the femoral vein

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“Popliteal vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/popliteal%20vein. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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