middle sacral artery

noun

: a small artery that arises from the back of the abdominal part of the aorta just before it forks into the two common iliac arteries and that descends near the midline in front of the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum, and the coccyx to the glumus coccygeum

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“Middle sacral artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/middle%20sacral%20artery. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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