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vena comitans

noun vena co·mi·tans \ -ˈkō-mə-ˌtanz \

medical Definition of vena comitans

plural venae comitantes play \-ˌkō-mə-ˈtan-ˌtēz\
: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 HartwigFundamental Anatomy2008

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