gastric artery

noun

Medical Definition of gastric artery

1 : a branch of the celiac artery that passes to the cardiac end of the stomach and along the lesser curvature

called also left gastric artery

— see right gastric artery
2 : any of several branches of the splenic artery distributed to the greater curvature of the stomach

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“Gastric artery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gastric%20artery. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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