- An artery with origin in the superficial temporal artery, with distribution to the temporal fascia and muscle, and with anastomoses to the branches of the maxillary artery; middle temporal artery.
- Either of two arteries with their origin in the maxillary artery, with distribution to the temporal muscle, and with anastomoses to the branches of the temporal, lacrimal, and meningeal arteries; deep temporal artery.
- An artery with origin in the external carotid artery, with branches to the transverse facial, middle temporal, orbital, parotid, anterior auricular, frontal, and parietal arteries; superficial temporal artery.
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