\\-nəs\ adjective
Etymology: saphena + -ous
: of, relating to, associated with, situated near, or being the two chief superficial veins of the leg

the saphenous opening gives passage to the long saphenous vein through the fascia lata

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  • Saphenous — Sa*phe nous, a. [Gr. ? manifest.] (Anat.) (a) Manifest; applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saphenous — adjective Etymology: saphena saphenous vein, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic ṣāfin Date: 1840 of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the two chief superficial veins of the leg < saphenous nerve > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saphenous — /seuh fee neuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the saphenous vein. n. 2. See saphenous vein. [1830 40; SAPHEN(A) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • saphenous — adjective Relating to, or situated near, the saphenous vein …   Wiktionary

  • saphenous — Relating to or associated with a s. vein; denoting a number of structures in the leg. [see saphena] * * * sa·phe·nous sə fē nəs, saf ə nəs adj of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the saphenous veins …   Medical dictionary

  • Saphenous vein — may refer to: *Great saphenous vein *Small saphenous vein …   Wikipedia

  • saphenous opening — n a passage for the great saphenous vein in the fascia lata of the thigh called also fossa ovalis * * * hiatus saphenus …   Medical dictionary

  • saphenous nerve — n a nerve that is the largest and longest branch of the femoral nerve and supplies the skin over the medial side of the leg * * * a large branch of the femoral nerve that arises in the upper thigh, travels down on the inside of the leg, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saphenous vein — The saphenous veins there are two, the great and the small saphenous veins – serve as the principal veins running superficially (near the surface) up the leg. The great saphenous vein (also called the large saphenous vein) goes from the foot all… …   Medical dictionary

  • Saphenous nerve — Nerve: Saphenous nerve Nerves of the right lower extremity. Front view. (Saphenous labeled at center right.) Latin nervus saphenus Gray s …   Wikipedia

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