vitelline vein


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Related to vitelline vein: cardinal veins, umbilical vein, sinus venosus, Omphalomesenteric vein, vitelline artery

vitelline vein

[vī′tel‚ēn ′vān]
(embryology)
Any of the embryonic veins in vertebrates uniting the yolk sac and the sinus venosus; their proximal fused ends form the portal vein. Also known as omphalomesenteric vein.
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