facial artery


: an artery that arises from the external carotid artery just superior to the lingual artery and gives off a number of branches supplying the neck and face

called also external maxillary artery

compare maxillary artery

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“Facial artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/facial%20artery. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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