circumflex iliac artery

noun

: either of two arteries arching anteriorly near the inguinal ligament:
a
: an artery lying internal to the iliac crest and arising from the external iliac artery
b
: a more superficially located artery that is a branch of the femoral artery

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“Circumflex iliac artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/circumflex%20iliac%20artery. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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