vertebral vein

noun

Medical Definition of vertebral vein

: a tributary of the brachiocephalic vein that is formed by the union of branches originating in the occipital region and forming a plexus about the vertebral artery in its passage through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and that receives various branches which join it near its termination

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“Vertebral vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vertebral%20vein. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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