mesenteric artery

n.

An artery with its origin in the aorta, with branches to the left colic, sigmoid, and superior rectal arteries; inferior mesenteric artery.
An artery with its origin in the aorta, with branches to the inferior pancreaticoduodenal, jejunal, ileal, ileocolic, appendicular, right colic, and middle colic arteries; superior mesenteric artery.

Nearby words

  1. mesencephalitis,
  2. mesencephalon,
  3. mesencephalotomy,
  4. mesenchyme,
  5. mesenchymoma,
  6. mesenteric ganglion,
  7. mesenteriopexy,
  8. mesenteriorrhaphy,
  9. mesenteriplication,
  10. mesenteritis


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