Adjective "saphenous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or denoting either of the two large superficial veins in the leg.
  1. 'The posterior tibial may be replaced by the peroneal or the saphenous artery, as these are united by an anastomosis in an early stage of development.'
  2. 'The treatment of old saphenous vein graft stenosis with coronary angioplasty has a high rate of restenosis and clinical events.'


1. of, relating to, or situated near the saphenous vein. noun

2. saphenous vein.

More examples(as adjective)

"veins can be saphenous."


Mid 19th century: from medieval Latin saphena ‘vein’ + -ous.