pancreatic artery

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pancreatic artery n.

  1. An artery with origin in the splenic artery and with distribution to the head and body of the pancreas; dorsal pancreatic artery.

  2. An artery with origin in the dorsal pancreatic artery and with distribution to the body and tail of the pancreas; inferior pancreatic artery.

  3. An artery with origin in the splenic artery and with distribution to the tail of the pancreas; great pancreatic artery.

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