omphalomesenteric artery

noun

Medical Definition of 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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