omphalomesenteric artery


: an artery that arises in a vertebrate embryo from the aorta or one of the aortic trunks of the embryo, is distributed by numerous branches over the yolk sac, and is usually paired

called also vitelline artery

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“Omphalomesenteric artery.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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