thoracic vein

thoracic vein
veins that drain the thoracic walls
Syn: ↑vena thoracica
Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel
Part Holonyms: ↑thorax, ↑chest, ↑pectus

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