thoracodorsal artery

noun

tho·​ra·​co·​dor·​sal artery ˌthō-rə-kō-ˌdȯr-səl- How to pronounce thoracodorsal artery (audio)
: an artery that is continuous with the axillary artery, accompanies the thoracodorsal nerve, and supplies or gives off branches supplying the subscapularis muscle, latissimus dorsi, serratus anterior, and the intercostal muscles

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“Thoracodorsal artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thoracodorsal%20artery. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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