vesical artery

noun

Medical Definition of vesical artery

: any of several arteries that arise from the internal iliac artery or one of its branches and that supply the urinary bladder and adjacent parts: as
a : any of several arteries that arise from the umbilical artery and supply the upper part of the bladder

called also superior vesical, superior vesical artery

b : one that arises from the internal iliac artery or the internal pudendal artery and that supplies the bladder, prostate, and seminal vesicles

called also inferior vesical, inferior vesical artery

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“Vesical artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vesical%20artery. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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