HyperDic: ophthalmic_vein

English > 1 sense of the expression ophthalmic vein:
NOUNbodyophthalmic vein, vena ophthalmicaeither of two veins that serve the eye
English > ophthalmic vein: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningEither of two veins that serve the eye; empties into the cavernous sinus.
Synonymvena ophthalmica
Narrowerinferior ophthalmic veinA vein that drains a venous network in the floor and medial wall of the eye socket
superior ophthalmic veinA vein that begins at the inner angle of the eye socket and passes through the superior orbital fissure to empty into the cavernous sinus
Broadervein, vena, venous blood vesselA blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
Spanishvena oftálmica, vena ophthalmica
Catalanvena ophthalmica

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