splenic vein

noun

Medical Definition of splenic vein

: the vein that carries blood away from the spleen, that is formed by five or six large branches which unite a short distance from the spleen, and that joins the superior mesenteric vein to form the portal vein

called also lienal vein

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“Splenic vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/splenic%20vein. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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