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anterior ciliary arteries

 

Definition: one of several arteries derived from muscular branches of the ophthalmic arteries that perforate the anterior part of the sclera and anastomose with posterior ciliary arteries and contribute to the greater arterial circle of the iris, supplying the anterior vascular layer of the eyeball: iris, ciliary body, and anterior choroid.

Synonym(s): arteriae ciliares anterioresTA

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