Sa*phe"nous (?), a. [Gr. manifest.] Anat. (a)
Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial veins of the lower limb of man.
Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the saphenous veins; as, the saphenous nerves; the saphenous opening, an opening in the broad fascia of the thigh through which the internal saphenous vein passes.
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