vertebral vein

vertebral vein
noun
a vein that goes through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and forms a plexus around the vertebral artery; empties into the brachiocephalic vein
Syn: ↑vena vertebralis
Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel

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noun
: a tributary of the innominate vein formed by the union of branches which originate in the occipital region and form a plexus about the vertebral artery in its passage through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and receiving various branches which join it near its termination

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