What does vertebral vein mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vertebral vein, vena vertebralis(noun)

    a vein that goes through the foramina of the cervical vertebrae and forms a plexus around the vertebral artery; empties into the brachiocephalic vein


  1. Vertebral vein

    The vertebral vein is formed in the suboccipital triangle, from numerous small tributaries which spring from the internal vertebral venous plexuses and issue from the vertebral canal above the posterior arch of the atlas. They unite with small veins from the deep muscles at the upper part of the back of the neck, and form a vessel which enters the foramen in the transverse process of the atlas, and descends, forming a dense plexus around the vertebral artery, in the canal formed by the foramina transversaria of the cervical vertebrae. This plexus ends in a single trunk, which emerges from the foramen transversarium of the sixth cervical vertebra, and opens at the root of the neck into the back part of the innominate vein near its origin, its mouth being guarded by a pair of valves. On the right side, it crosses the first part of the subclavian artery.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertebral vein in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertebral vein in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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