Saphenous meaning

(anatomy) Relating to, or situated near, the saphenous vein.
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Origin of saphenous

  • From Arabic صافن (ṣāfin, “the saphenous veins of the leg”), from Ancient Greek σαφηνής (saphēnēs, “plain, visible”), from σα- (sa-) an intensive prefix + φαίνεσθαι (phainesthai, “to show, appear”).

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