Definition of Maxillary vein

1. Noun. Posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein.

Exact synonyms: Vena Maxillaris
Generic synonyms: Vein, Vena, Venous Blood Vessel



Medical Definition of Maxillary vein

1. The posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; it joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular vein. Synonym: vena maxillaris. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maxillary Vein

maxillary gland
maxillary hiatus
maxillary neoplasms
maxillary nerve
maxillary palp
maxillary plexus
maxillary process
maxillary process of embryo
maxillary sinus
maxillary sinus neoplasms
maxillary sinus radiograph
maxillary sinuses
maxillary sinusitis
maxillary surface of palatine bone
maxillary tuberosity
maxillary vein (current term)
maxillas
maxillectomy
maxilliform
maxilliped
maxillipedary
maxillipeds
maxillitis
maxillo-
maxillodental
maxillofacial
maxillofacial development
maxillofacial injuries
maxillofacial prosthesis

Literary usage of Maxillary vein

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The Internal maxillary vein is a vessel of considerable size, receiving branches which correspond with those of the internal maxillary artery. ..."

2. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"Internal maxillary vein. Remarkable for its enormous volume, this vein creep? between the internal masseter muscle and the maxilla, in an oblique direction ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The temporo-maxillary vein (posterior facial) is a short trunk, often presenting a plexiform disposition, which is formed by the union of the temporal and ..."

4. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"The internal maxillary vein is a short vessel which accompanies the first p ... The temporo-maxillary vein (v. facialis posterior) is a short trunk which is ..."

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