maxillary artery

noun

Medical Definition of maxillary artery

: an artery supplying the deep structures of the face (as the nasal cavities, palate, tonsils, and pharynx) and sending a branch to the meninges of the brain

called also internal maxillary artery

— compare facial artery

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“Maxillary artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maxillary%20artery. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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