common iliac vein

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common iliac vein formed by the internal and external iliac veins; unites with its fellow from the opposite side of the body to form the inferior vena cava
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Usage

In literature:

T. The left common iliac vein, joining the right under the right common iliac artery to form the inferior vena cava.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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