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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