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Costoaxillary vein

costoaxillary vein cos·to·ax·il·lar·y vein (kŏs’tō-āk’sə-lěr’ē)
Any of a number of anastomotic veins connecting the intercostal veins of the first to the seventh intercostal spaces with the lateral thoracic or the thoracoepigastric vein.


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