superior artery of knee

n.

An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomoses to the circumflex femoral, tibial, and lateral inferior genicular arteries; lateral superior artery of knee.
An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomoses to the descending genicular and superior genicular arteries; medial superior artery of knee.

Nearby words

  1. superintendent,
  2. superinvolution,
  3. superior,
  4. superior alveolar nerve,
  5. superior anastomotic vein,
  6. superior basal vein,
  7. superior cerebellar peduncle,
  8. superior cerebral vein,
  9. superior cervical cardiac nerve,
  10. superior choroid vein


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