intestinal artery

noun

: any of 12 to 15 arteries that arise from the superior mesenteric artery and divide repeatedly into interconnected branches which encircle and supply the jejunum and ileum

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“Intestinal artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intestinal%20artery. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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