communicating artery

noun

Medical Definition of communicating artery

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

called also anterior communicating artery

b : 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/communicating%20artery. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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