Ophthalmic artery

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ophthalmic artery n.
An artery with origin in the internal carotid artery that passes through the optic foramen and that branches to the central artery of the retina and to the ciliary, meningeal, lacrimal, conjunctival, episcleral, supraorbital, ethmoidal, palpebral, nasal, and supratrochlear arteries.

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ophthalmic artery

noun
a branch of the internal carotid artery that supplies the eye and neighboring structures 
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