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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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