\Sa*phe"nous\, a. [Gr. ? manifest.] (Anat.)
(a) Manifest; -- applied to the two principal superficial
veins of the lower limb of man.
(b) 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.