vena comitans

noun

vena co·​mi·​tans -ˈkō-mə-ˌtanz How to pronounce vena comitans (audio)
plural venae comitantes -ˌkō-mə-ˈtan-ˌtēz How to pronounce vena comitans (audio)
: 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

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“Vena comitans.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vena%20comitans. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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