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Definition: 'Popliteal Vein'

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popliteal vein

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1. formed at the lower border of the popliteus muscle by the union of the anterior and posterior tibial veins, ascends through the popliteal space where it receives the lesser saphenous vein and passes through the adductor hiatus, entering the adductor canal as the femoral vein.

Synonyms: vena poplitea

The definition information for popliteal vein is provided by Stedman's. You can search our medical dictionary here.

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