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collateral circulation

circulation of blood through a network of minor vessels that become enlarged and joined with adjacent vessels when a major vein or artery is impaired, as by obstruction.
Origin of collateral circulation
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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collateral-circulation in Medicine

collateral circulation n.
Circulation maintained in small anastomosing vessels when the main artery is obstructed.

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