perforating vein

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perforating vein n.
Any of the veins that accompany the perforating arteries, drain the lateral vastus and the hamstring muscles, and terminate in the deep femoral vein.

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perforating vein

noun
veins that accompany the perforating arteries; drain leg muscles; empty into the deep femoral vein 
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