Diploic vein

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Diploic vein

(Science: anatomy, vein) One of the veins in the diploe of the cranial bones, connected with the cerebral sinuses by emissary veins; the main diploic veins are the frontal, anterior temporal, posterior temporal, and occipital.

Synonym: vena diploica, Breschet's vein, Dupuytren's canal.