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EMISSARY VEIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emissary vein mean? 

EMISSARY VEIN (noun)
  The noun EMISSARY VEIN has 1 sense:

1. one of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull

  Familiarity information: EMISSARY VEIN used as a noun is very rare.


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EMISSARY VEIN (noun)


Sense 1emissary vein [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of several connecting veins in the scalp and head that drain blood from sinuses in the dura mater to veins outside the skull

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

emissary vein; vena emissaria

Hypernyms ("emissary vein" is a kind of...):

vein; vena; venous blood vessel (a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart)


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