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laryngeal artery

laryngeal artery in Medicine

laryngeal artery n.

  1. An artery with origin in the inferior thyroid artery, with distribution to the muscles and mucous membrane of the larynx, and with anastomosis to the superior laryngeal artery; inferior laryngeal artery.

  2. An artery with origin in the superior thyroid artery, with distribution to the muscles and mucous membrane of the larynx, and with anastomoses to a branch of the superior thyroid artery and the terminal branches of the inferior laryngeal artery; superior laryngeal artery.

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