basilic vein

basilic vein

noun Anatomy.
a large vein on the inner side of the arm.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin vēna basilica royal vein

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basilic vein (bəˈzɪlɪk)
 
n
a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm
 
[C18: from Latin basilicus kingly; see basil]

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basilic vein ba·sil·ic vein (bə-sĭl'ĭk)
n.
A vein that arises on the back of the hand, curves around the medial side of the forearm, and passes up the medial side of the arm to join the axillary vein.

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