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tibial artery

tibial artery in Medicine

tibial artery n.

  1. An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with branches to the posterior and anterior tibial recurrent, lateral and medial anterior malleolar arteries, the dorsal artery of the foot, the lateral tarsal, medial tarsal, arcuate, dorsal metatarsal, and dorsal digital arteries; anterior tibial artery.

  2. An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with branches to the peroneal artery, the nutrient artery of the fibula, the lateral and medial posterior malleolar arteries, the nutrient artery of the tibia, and the medial and lateral plantar arteries; posterior tibial artery.

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