thoracoacromial artery

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thoracoacromial artery n.
An artery with origin in the axillary artery, with distribution to the muscles and skin of the shoulder and upper chest, and with anastomoses to the branches of the superior, internal, and lateral thoracic, posterior and anterior circumflex humeral, and suprascapular arteries. Also called acromiothoracic artery.

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