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deep temporal artery


Definition: deep temporal artery, two in number, anterior and posterior; origin, second part of maxillary; distribution, temporal muscle and periosteum, bone and diploe of temporal fossa; anastomoses, branches of superficial temporal, lacrimal, and middle meningeal.

Synonym(s): arteria temporalis profunda (anterior et posterior)TA

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