1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin < Arabic ṣāfin Unabridged
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saphena (səˈfiːnə)
n , pl -nae
anatomy either of two large superficial veins of the legs
[C14: via Medieval Latin from Arabic sāfīn]

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saphena sa·phe·na (sə-fē'nə)
n. pl. sa·phe·nae (-nē')
Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot.

sa·phe'nous adj.
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