maxillary vein


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Noun1.maxillary vein - posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexusmaxillary vein - posterior continuation of the pterygoid plexus; joins the superficial temporal vein to form the retromandibular 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"
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Immediately below the skin, careful dissection was made to isolate the external jugular vein and its bifurcation (maxillary vein and lingo-facial vein) were deflected.
The retromandibular vein (RMV) is formed by the union of superficial temporal vein and maxillary vein and descends in the substance of the parotid gland.
the primitive maxillary vein and the ventral pharyngeal vein which drain the rapidly growing mandibular and the hyoid arches into the common cardinal vein [12].