auricular vein


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Noun1.auricular vein - one of two veins serving the ear region
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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The posterior auricular vein was draining into the retromandibular vein before it divided into anterior and posterior divisions.
In its usual course, the posterior division of the retromandibular vein unites with the posterior auricular vein to form the external jugular vein.