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(Anatomy) a large vein situated on the inner side of the arm
[C18: from Latin basilicus kingly; see basil]
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|Noun||1.||basilic vein - a vein that drains the back of the hand and forearm and empties into the axillary vein|
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"
forearm - the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
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