cruciate anastomosis


A surgical connection between the branches of the perforating, gluteal, and circumflex femoral arteries that are located behind the upper part of the femur.

Nearby words

  1. cruciality,
  2. crucially,
  3. crucian,
  4. crucian carp,
  5. cruciate,
  6. cruciate ligament,
  7. cruciate ligament of knee,
  8. cruciate muscle,
  9. crucible,
  10. crucible steel

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