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Veins of the tongue. (Lingual vein labeled at left.)
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The vena comitans of the hypoglossal nerve (ranine vein), a branch of considerable size, begins below the tip of the tongue, and may join the lingual; generally, however, it passes backward on the hyoglossus, and joins the common facial.
- Moore NA and Roy W. Rapid Review: Gross Anatomy. Elsevier, 2010.
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