Medical Dictionary

vena comitans

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noun vena co·mi·tans \-ˈkō-mə-ˌtanz\

Medical Definition of vena comitans

plural

venae comitantes

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  1. :  a vein accompanying an artery The accompaniment is so complete, in fact, that for much of the route up the arm, the vein network forms true venae comitantes, or parallel paired veins on either side of the artery.—Walter Carl Hartwig, Fundamental Anatomy, 2008


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