or deep temporal artery
: either of two arterial branches that supply a large muscle on each side of the head involved in raising the lower jaw and that arise from the cerebral artery supplying the deep structures of the face
or superficial temporal artery
: either of the two terminal branches of each external carotid artery that pass upward over the zygomatic process of the temporal bone, and are distributed by way of branches especially to the more superficial parts of the forehead and sides of the head and face
or middle temporal artery
: a branch of the superficial temporal artery that arises just above the zygomatic arch, sends branches to one of the large muscles involved in raising the lower jaw, and anastomoses with a deep temporal artery
: any of the three branches of the artery supplying the lateral surfaces of the cerebral cortex
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