maxillary vein

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maxillary vein posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein
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Usage

In literature:

H. External jugular vein descending from the angle of the jaw, where it is formed by the union of temporal and maxillary veins.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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