The lingual veins begin on the dorsum, sides, and under surface of the tongue, and, passing backward along the course of the lingual artery, end in the internal jugular vein. The vena comitans of the hypoglossal nerve (ranine vein), a branch of considerable size, begins below the tip of the tongue, and may join the lingual; generally, however, it passes backward on the Hyoglossus, and joins the common facial. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingual_veins ]

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definition
  • The lingual veins begin on the dorsum, sides, and under surface of the tongue, and, passing backward along the course of the lingual artery, end in the internal jugular vein. The vena comitans of the hypoglossal nerve (ranine vein), a branch of considerable size, begins below the tip of the tongue, and may join the lingual; generally, however, it passes backward on the Hyoglossus, and joins the common facial.
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external definition
  • Vein which collects blood from the tongue and drains into the external jugular vein.[AAO]
has related synonym
  • ranine vein
  • deep lingual veins
  • ranine
  • lingual vein
  • vena lingualis
id
  • UBERON:0006634
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606

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