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dorsal nasal artery


Definition: origin, supratrochlear artery (derivative of ophthalmic artery); distribution, penetrates orbicularis oculi to supply skin of side of root of nose; anastomosis, angular (facial) artery.

Synonym(s): arteria dorsalis nasiTA, external nasal artery, arteria nasi externa, dorsal artery of nose, external artery of nose

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