labial artery

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labial artery n.

  1. An artery with origin in the facial artery, with distribution to the lower lip, and with anastomoses to the chin and lower lip arteries; inferior labial artery.

  2. An artery with origin in the facial artery, with distribution to the upper lip and to the nasal septum, and with anastomoses to the sphenopalatine artery; superior labial artery.

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