Medical Dictionary

circumflex artery

noun

Medical Definition of circumflex artery

  1. :  any of several paired curving arteries: asa:  either of two arteries that branch from the deep femoral artery or from the femoral artery itself: (1):  lateral femoral circumflex artery (2):  medial femoral circumflex arteryb:  either of two branches of the axillary artery that wind around the neck of the humerus: (1):  anterior humeral circumflex artery (2):  posterior humeral circumflex arteryc:  circumflex iliac arteryd:  a branch of the subscapular artery supplying the muscles of the shoulder


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