cerebral artery

noun
plural cerebral arteries

Definition of cerebral artery

: any of the arteries supplying the cerebral cortex Ischemic stroke results from a decrease in the blood flow to the brain following a blockage of a cerebral artery.— Nanette Hock

First Known Use of cerebral artery

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Cerebral artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebral%20artery. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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cerebral artery

noun

Medical Definition of cerebral artery

: any of the arteries supplying the cerebral cortex:
a : an artery that arises from the internal carotid artery, forms the anterior portion of the circle of Willis where it is linked to the artery on the opposite side by the anterior communicating artery, and passes on to supply the medial surfaces of the cerebrum

called also anterior cerebral artery

b : an artery that arises from the internal carotid artery, passes along the lateral fissure, and supplies the lateral surfaces of the cerebral cortex

called also middle cerebral artery

c : an artery that arises by the terminal forking of the basilar artery where it forms the posterior portion of the circle of Willis and passes on to supply the lower surfaces of the temporal and occipital lobes

called also posterior cerebral artery

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