precostal anastomosis

[ prē-kŏstl ]

n.

The longitudinal connection of intersegmental arteries in an embryo that gives rise to the thyrocervical and costocervical trunks.

Nearby words

  1. precooked,
  2. precool,
  3. precordia,
  4. precordial lead,
  5. precordium,
  6. precrime,
  7. precritical,
  8. precuneus,
  9. precursive,
  10. precursor


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