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occipital vein

occipital vein in Medicine

occipital vein n.

  1. A vein that drains the occipital region and empties into the internal jugular vein or the suboccipital plexus.

  2. Any of the superficial veins draining the occipital cortex and emptying into the superior sagittal and transverse sinus.

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