lingual vein


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lingual vein: Ranine vein
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lingual vein - a vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
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"
References in periodicals archive ?
Throughout its course, the IJV receives tributaries from the facial vein, the lingual vein, veins from the sternocleidomastoid muscle, and the superior thyroid veins (4)