plantar digital artery

n.

Any of four arteries arising from a superficial plantar arch and uniting with the plantar metatarsal arteries; common plantar digital artery.
Any of the arteries that are the digital branches of the plantar metatarsal arteries; proper plantar digital artery.

Nearby words

  1. plantain-eater,
  2. plantalgia,
  3. plantar,
  4. plantar arch,
  5. plantar artery,
  6. plantar digital vein,
  7. plantar fibromatosis,
  8. plantar interosseous muscle,
  9. plantar metatarsal vein,
  10. plantar muscle


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