sphenopalatine artery

[ sfē′nō-pălə-tīn′ ]

n.

An artery with origin in the maxillary artery, with distribution to the nasal wall and septum, and with anastomoses to the branches of the descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital arteries.

Nearby words

  1. sphenoid crest,
  2. sphenoidal sinus,
  3. sphenoidal spine,
  4. sphenoiditis,
  5. sphenoidotomy,
  6. sphenopalatine foramen,
  7. sphenopalatine ganglion,
  8. sphenoparietal sinus,
  9. sphenopsid,
  10. sphenorbital


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