See vein. [Med. L. attributed by some as derived fr. Ar. safin, standing; by others, fr. G. saphenes, manifest, clearly visible]

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sa·phe·na sə-'fē-nə n, often attrib SAPHENOUS VEIN

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sa·phe·na (sə-feґnə) [L., from Gr. saphēnēs manifest] any of the three venae saphenae; see entries beginning vena saphena. saphenous adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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