collateral circulation


collateral circulation

noun

Definition of COLLATERAL CIRCULATION

: circulation of blood established through enlargement of minor vessels and anastomosis of vessels with those of adjacent parts when a major vein or artery is functionally impaired (as by obstruction); also : the modified vessels through which such circulation occurs

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