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auricular artery

auricular artery in Medicine

auricular artery n.

  1. An artery with origin in the external carotid artery, with muscular, posterior tympanic, auricular, occipital, and stylomastoid branches; posterior auricular artery.

  2. An artery with origin in the maxillary artery, with distribution to the articulation of the jaw, parotid gland, and external acoustic meatus, and with anastomoses to the branches of the superficial temporal and the posterior auricular arteries; deep auricular artery.

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