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mesenteric artery

mesenteric artery in Medicine

mesenteric artery n.

  1. An artery with its origin in the aorta, with branches to the left colic, sigmoid, and superior rectal arteries; inferior mesenteric artery.

  2. An artery with its origin in the aorta, with branches to the inferior pancreaticoduodenal, jejunal, ileal, ileocolic, appendicular, right colic, and middle colic arteries; superior mesenteric artery.

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