Relating to or associated with a s. vein; denoting a number of structures in the leg. [see saphena]

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sa·phe·nous sə-'fē-nəs, 'saf-ə-nəs adj of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the saphenous veins

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  • Saphenous — Sa*phe nous, a. [Gr. ? manifest.] (Anat.) (a) Manifest; applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man. (b) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saphenous — adjective Etymology: saphena saphenous vein, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic ṣāfin Date: 1840 of, relating to, associated with, or being either of the two chief superficial veins of the leg < saphenous nerve > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saphenous — /seuh fee neuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the saphenous vein. n. 2. See saphenous vein. [1830 40; SAPHEN(A) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • saphenous — nəs adjective Etymology: saphena + ous : of, relating to, associated with, situated near, or being the two chief superficial veins of the leg the saphenous opening gives passage to the long saphenous vein through the fascia lata …   Useful english dictionary

  • saphenous — adjective Relating to, or situated near, the saphenous vein …   Wiktionary

  • saphenous — adj. pertaining to the two large superficial veins of the leg (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saphenous — [sə fi:nəs] adjective Anatomy relating to or denoting either of the two large superficial veins in the leg. Origin C19: from med. L. saphena vein + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • saphenous — sa·phe·nous …   English syllables

  • Saphenous vein — may refer to: *Great saphenous vein *Small saphenous vein …   Wikipedia

  • saphenous opening — n a passage for the great saphenous vein in the fascia lata of the thigh called also fossa ovalis * * * hiatus saphenus …   Medical dictionary

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