superficial temporal artery

noun

Medical Definition of superficial temporal artery

: the one of the two terminal branches of each external carotid artery that arises in the substance of the parotid gland, passes upward over the zygomatic process of the temporal bone, and is distributed by way of branches especially to the more superficial parts of the side of the face and head

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