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palmar digital artery

palmar digital artery in Medicine

palmar digital artery n.

  1. Any of the three arteries arising from the superficial palmar arch and running to the interdigital clefts where each divides into the two proper palmar digital arteries; common palmar digital artery.

  2. Any of the arteries that pass along the side of each finger; proper palmar digital artery; collateral digital artery.

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