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dorsalis pedis artery

 

Definition: continuation of anterior tibial artery distal to the ankle joint; branches, lateral tarsal, arcuate, first dorsal metatarsal; anastomoses, with the lateral plantar via the deep plantar artery.

Synonym(s): arteria dorsalis pedisTA, dorsal artery of foot

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