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common cochlear artery


Definition: origin: as a terminal branch, with the anterior vestibular artery, of the labyrinthine artery; distribution: runs in the cochlear axis of modiolus serving the spiral ganglia; sends the proper cochlear artery to the cochlear duct and supplies the apical two turns of the spiral modiolar artery.

Synonym(s): arteria cochlearis communisTA

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