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metacarpal artery

metacarpal artery in Medicine

metacarpal artery n.

  1. Any of four arteries on the dorsal surface of the carpus; dorsal metacarpal artery.

  2. Any of three arteries that spring from the deep palmar arch and anastomose with the dorsal metacarpal arteries; palmar metacarpal artery.

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