communicating artery


: any of three arteries in the brain that form parts of the circle of Willis:
: one connecting the anterior cerebral arteries

called also anterior communicating artery

: either of two arteries that occur one on each side of the circle of Willis and connect an internal carotid artery with a posterior cerebral artery

called also posterior communicating artery

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“Communicating artery.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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