inferior artery of knee

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inferior artery of knee n.

  1. An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomosis to the lateral superior genicular artery; lateral inferior artery of knee.

  2. An artery with its origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomosis to the medial superior genicular arteries; medial inferior artery of knee.

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