anterior malleolar artery

n.

An artery with its origin in the anterior tibial artery, with distribution to the ankle joint, and with anastomoses to the peroneal and lateral tarsal arteries; lateral anterior malleolar artery.
An artery with its origin in the anterior tibial artery, with distribution to the ankle joint and the neighboring integument, and with anastomoses to the branches of the posterior tibial artery; medial anterior artery.

Nearby words

  1. anterior labial vein,
  2. anterior lacrimal crest,
  3. anterior limiting ring,
  4. anterior lingual gland,
  5. anterior lobe of hypophysis,
  6. anterior median fissure,
  7. anterior median line,
  8. anterior megalophthalmus,
  9. anterior nasal spine,
  10. anterior ocular segment


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