ascending pharyngeal artery

n.

An artery with its origin in the external carotid artery and with distribution to both the wall of the pharynx and the soft palate.

Nearby words

  1. ascending artery,
  2. ascending colon,
  3. ascending degeneration,
  4. ascending lumbar vein,
  5. ascending node,
  6. ascending rhythm,
  7. ascenez,
  8. ascension,
  9. ascension day,
  10. ascensionist


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