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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iliac vein, vena iliaca(noun)

    one of three veins draining the pelvic area

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  1. Iliac vein

    In human anatomy, iliac vein refers to several anatomical structures located in the pelvis: ⁕External iliac vein - terminates at the common iliac vein, drains the femoral vein. ⁕Internal iliac vein - terminates at the common iliac vein, drains pelvic organs and perineum. ⁕Common iliac vein - formed by the external and internal iliac veins, drains into the inferior vena cava.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Iliac Vein

    A vein on either side of the body which is formed by the union of the external and internal iliac veins and passes upward to join with its fellow of the opposite side to form the inferior vena cava.

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