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colic artery

noun

Medical Definition of colic artery

  1. :  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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