Cephalic vein
Cephalic Ce*phal"ic, a. [L. cephalicus, Gr. ?, fr. kefalh` head: cf. F. c['e]phalique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under {Anterior}. [1913 Webster]

{Cephalic index} (Anat.), the ratio of the breadth of the cranium to the length, which is taken as the standard, and equal to 100; the breadth index.

{Cephalic vein}, a large vein running from the back of the head alond the arm; -- so named because the ancients used to open it for disorders of the head. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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  • cephalic vein — n any of various superficial veins of the arm specif a large vein of the upper arm lying along the outer edge of the biceps muscle and emptying into the axillary vein * * * vena cephalica …   Medical dictionary

  • cephalic vein — noun a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein • Syn: ↑vena cephalica • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑arm * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • cephalic vein intermediate — cephalic vein, median vena cephalica antebrachii …   Medical dictionary

  • cephalic vein accessory — vena cephalica accessoria …   Medical dictionary

  • Accessory cephalic vein — Infobox Vein Name = Accessory cephalic vein Latin = vena cephalica accessoria GraySubject = 172 GrayPage = 662 Caption = Superficial veins of the upper limb. (Accessory cephalic labeled at center left.) Caption2 = DrainsFrom = Source = dorsal… …   Wikipedia

  • accessory cephalic vein — noun a vein that passes along the radial edge of the forearm and joins the cephalic vein near the elbow • Syn: ↑vena cephalica accessoria • Hypernyms: ↑vein, ↑vena, ↑venous blood vessel • Part Holonyms: ↑forearm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cephalic — Ce*phal ic, a. [L. cephalicus, Gr. ?, fr. kefalh head: cf. F. c[ e]phalique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under {Anterior}. [1913 Webster] {Cephalic index} (Anat.), the ratio of the breadth of the cranium to the length,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cephalic index — Cephalic Ce*phal ic, a. [L. cephalicus, Gr. ?, fr. kefalh head: cf. F. c[ e]phalique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the head. See the Note under {Anterior}. [1913 Webster] {Cephalic index} (Anat.), the ratio of the breadth of the cranium to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vein — A blood vessel that carries blood low in oxygen content from the body back to the heart. The deoxygenated form of hemoglobin (deoxyhemoglobin) in venous blood makes it appear dark. Veins are part of the afferent wing of the circulatory system… …   Medical dictionary

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