alveolar artery

Medical Dictionary

alveolar artery n.

  1. An artery that has its origin in the maxillary artery, is distributed through the mandibular canal to the lower teeth, and branches into the mylohyoid, mental, and dental arteries; inferior alveolar artery.

  2. An artery that has its origin in the infraorbital artery and is distributed through the upper incisors, canines, and maxillary sinus.

  3. An artery that has its origin in the maxillary artery and is distributed through the molars, premolars, and gingiva.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: alveolar air
Next Definition: alveolar cell
Words Near: alveolar artery
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for alveolar artery
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing alveolar artery
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature