Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A saphenous vein or nerve.

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Examples

  • The popliteal vein joined by the short saphena vein.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The cord, K, is placed on the inner side of the hernia; the cribriform fascia covers it; and the upper end of the saphena vein, M, passes beneath its lower border.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The so-called saphenous opening, therefore, is naturally masked by the superficial fascia; and this membrane being here perforated for the passage of the saphena vein, and its tributary branches, as also the efferent vessels of the lymphatic glands, is termed "cribriform."

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In company with this nerve will be seen the posterior saphena vein, L, which, commencing behind the outer ankle, ascends the mesial line of the calf to join the popliteal vein, G, in the cleft between the heads of the gastrocnemius.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Between the heads of the gastrocnemius, the nerve, H, giving off large branches to this muscle, lies upon the popliteal vein, G, where this is joined by the posterior saphena vein.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The two arteries are accompanied by venae comites, which, with the short saphena vein, form the popliteal vein.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • A vein (anterior saphena) may be found to cross in this situation, but the saphena vein proper is not met with, as this lies nearer the inner side of the thigh.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In some instances the posterior saphena vein, instead of joining the popliteal vein, ascends superficially to terminate in some of the large veins of the thigh.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The short (posterior) saphena nerve, formed by the union of branches from the peronaeal and posterior tibial nerves.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • Accordingly she was robust, and I bled her from the basilic vein of the left hand and the saphena of the right foot, both within an hour.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

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