posterior facial vein


: a vein that is formed in the upper part of the parotid gland behind the mandible by the union of several tributaries, gives off a communication with the facial vein as it passes through the parotid gland, and joins with the posterior auricular vein to form the external jugular vein

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“Posterior facial vein.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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