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Medical Term:

arterial arches of colon

Definition

anastomoses between adjacent branches of the colic arteries that form arches in the mesocolon from which the walls of the colon are supplied. When these form a continuous paracolic artery, it is referred to as the marginal artery of the colon.

See: marginal artery of colon

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