pharyngeal vein


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Noun1.pharyngeal vein - veins from the pharyngeal plexus that empty into the internal jugular 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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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].
The tonsils venous drainage is by the peritonsillar plexus, which drain into the lingual and pharyngeal veins, which in turn drain into the internal jugular vein, then into the arterial system.
Venous drainage is through the peritonsillar venous plexus to the lingual and pharyngeal veins.