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dorsal digital artery


Definition: one of the collateral digital branches of the dorsal metatarsal arteries in the foot, and/or of the dorsal metacarpal arteries in the hand; unlike the palmar digital arteries, the dorsal digital arteries are exhausted in the region of the middle phalanx and do not reach the distal digit.

Synonym(s): arteria digitalis dorsalisTA

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