infraorbital artery

[ ĭn′frə-ôrbĭ-tl ]

n.

An artery with origin in the maxillary artery, with distribution to the upper canine and incisor teeth, the inferior rectus and inferior oblique muscles, the lower eyelid, lacrimal sac, and upper lip, and with anastomoses to the branches of the ophthalmic, facial, superior labial, transverse facial, and buccal arteries.

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