popliteal artery

noun

: the continuation of the femoral artery that after passing through the thigh crosses the popliteal space and soon divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries

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“Popliteal artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/popliteal%20artery. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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