middle meningeal artery

noun

Medical Definition of middle meningeal artery

: a branch of the first portion of the maxillary artery that is the largest artery supplying the dura mater, enters the cranium through the foramen spinosum, and divides into anterior and posterior branches in a groove in the greater wing of the sphenoid bone

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“Middle meningeal artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/middle%20meningeal%20artery. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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