celiac trunk

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celiac trunk n.
An artery that has its origin in the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm, with branches to the left gastric, common hepatic, and splenic arteries. Also called celiac artery.

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celiac trunk

noun
an artery that originates from the abdominal aorta just below the diaphragm and branches into the left gastric artery and the common hepatic artery and the splenic artery 
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