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

Dictionary Entries Near intestinal artery

Cite this Entry

“Intestinal artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/intestinal%20artery. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ