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an intermixture of a contrasting or unexpected quality, especially in a person's character

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a temporary state of mind or feeling

a distinctive way of expressing oneself

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a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart

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a distinctive style or manner

any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

a layer of ore between layers of rock

one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect

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make a veinlike pattern

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Another way to make visualization of the sural nerve easier is by placing a tourniquet in the upper third of the leg in order to provoke distension of the lesser saphenous vein to help with the anatomic localization of the nerve.
A broad infero-lateral pedicle should be maintained to include an extensive network of communicating vessels posterior and superior to the lateral malleolus, because inclusion of this large number of perforators at the base, along with the lesser saphenous vein, will enhance the survival of this flap18-19.
Careful pedicle dissection and inclusion of the peroneal artery perforators and lesser saphenous vein maximizes flap blood supply and allows the transfer of large skin islands as far distally as the foot.
The lesser saphenous vein begins its course at the lateral border of the dorsum of foot, passes below the lateral malleolus, and travels along its posterior border.
The axis of the pedicle is oblique and can be located precisely by the course of the lesser saphenous vein.