superior ophthalmic vein

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superior ophthalmic vein n.
A vein that begins from the nasofrontal vein, passes along the medial wall of the eye socket and through the orbital fissure, and empties into the cavernous sinus.

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superior ophthalmic vein

noun
a vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus 
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