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.

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