Median cubital vein

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median cubital vein

(Science: anatomy, vein) A vein which passes across the anterior aspect of the elbow from the cephalic vein to the basilic vein; commonly this vein is replaced by intermediate basilic and intermediate cephalic veins. The median cubital vein is often used for venipuncture.

Synonym: vena intermedia cubiti, intermediate cubital vein, vena mediana cubiti.