mesenteric artery n.
An artery with its origin in the aorta, with branches to the left colic, sigmoid, and superior rectal arteries; inferior mesenteric artery.
An artery with its origin in the aorta, with branches to the inferior pancreaticoduodenal, jejunal, ileal, ileocolic, appendicular, right colic, and middle colic arteries; superior mesenteric artery.
There were four perforations of the small intestines, and the mesenteric artery was wounded.
It had cut the intestines in a dozen places and opened large branches of the mesenteric artery.
The mesenteric artery differs in some respects from the radial, but in the main, the changes brought about by age are the same.