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arcuate artery (of foot) (inconstant)


Definition: origin, dorsalis pedis; branches, arises at the level of the medial cuneiform bone and passes laterally, dorsal to the bases of the metatarsals, giving rise to the second, third, and fourth dorsal metatarsal arteries.

Synonym(s): arteria arcuata (pedis)TA

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