subcostal vein

noun

: either of two veins:
a
: one that arises on the right side of the anterior abdominal wall, follows a course along the lower margin of the twelfth rib, and joins in the formation of the azygos vein

called also right subcostal vein

b
: one on the left side of the body that usually empties into the hemiazygos vein

called also left subcostal vein

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“Subcostal vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/subcostal%20vein. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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