noun 1. saphenous vein. noun (pl) -nae (-niː) 1. (anatomy) either of two large superficial veins of the legs saphena sa·phe·na (sə-fē’nə) n. pl. sa·phe·nae (-nē’) Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot. sa·phe’nous adj.
adjective 1. of, relating to, or situated near the saphenous vein. noun 2. saphenous vein.
- Saphenous nerve
saphenous nerve n. A branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the skin of the leg and foot by way of the infrapatellar and medial crural branches.
noun, Anatomy. 1. either of two large veins near the surface of the foot, leg, and thigh, one on the inner side and the other on the outer and posterior sides. saphenous vein (sə-fē’nəs) Either of two main superficial veins of the leg, one larger than the other, that begin at the foot. A portion […]