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collateral

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adjective col·lat·er·al \kə-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\

Medical Definition of collateral

  1. 1:  relating to or being branches of a bodily part <collateral sprouting of nerves>

  2. 2:  relating to or being part of the collateral circulation <collateral circulatory vessels> <collateral blood flow>




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collateral

noun col·lat·er·al

Medical Definition of collateral

  1. 1:  a branch especially of a blood vessel, nerve, or the axon of a nerve cell <excitation of axon collaterals>

  2. 2:  a bodily part (as a ligament) that is lateral in position





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