Definition of Accompanying vein
1. Noun. A vein accompanying another structure; a vein may accompany an artery in such a way that the arterial pulses aid venous return.
Medical Definition of Accompanying vein
1. A vein accompanying another structure. Synonym: accompanying vein, companion vein. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Accompanying vein
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1. Anatomical Names: Especially the Basle Nomina Anatomica ("BNA") by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"... accompanying vein = comitantes a. cruralis—77:71 = comitantes a. ... n. hypoglossi—75:9 = accompanying vein of hypoglossal nerve = communes ..."
2. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1841)
"At the second minute the blood in the artery was nearly as dark as in the accompanying vein, but, from the struggles of the animal, it was impossible to ..."
3. The American Medical Intelligencer by Robley Dunglison (1842)
"At the second minute, the blood in the artery was nearly as dark as in the accompanying vein, but, from the struggles of the animal, it was impossible to ..."
4. The Science and art of surgery: Being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries by Sir John Eric Erichsen (1864)
"... and the next step of the operation, which consists in exposing the artery and separating it from its accompanying vein, is one of great delicacy. ..."