mesenteric artery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mesenteric artery one of two branches of the aorta that pass between the two layers of the mesentery to the intestines
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Usage

In literature:

A similar and smaller nervous tangle, bearing an inferior mesenteric ganglion, lies near the inferior mesenteric artery.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
The mesentery supporting the numerous looping branches of the superior mesenteric artery.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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In news:

Mesenteric ischemia secondary to superior mesenteric artery (SMA) thrombus.
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