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colic artery

noun

medical Definition of colic artery

:any of three arteries that branch from the mesenteric arteries and supply the large intestine:
a :a branch of the superior mesenteric artery serving the ascending colon called also colica dextra, right colic artery
b :a branch of the superior mesenteric artery serving the transverse colon called also colica media, middle colic artery
c :a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery supplying the descending colon called also colica sinistra, left colic artery

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