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Definition of COLIC ARTERY
: any of three arteries that branch from the mesenteric arteries and supply the large intestine: a: a branch of the superior mesenteric artery serving the ascending colon—called also colica dextra, right colic arteryb: a branch of the superior mesenteric artery serving the transverse colon—called also colica media, middle colic arteryc: a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery supplying the descending colon—called also colica sinistra, left colic artery
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