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esophageal branches of the thoracic aorta


Definition: branches arising directly from the anterior aspect of the portion of the thoracic aorta adjacent to the esophagus, by which most of the thoracic part of the esophagus is supplied.

Synonym(s): rami esophageales partis thoracicae aortaeTA, rami esophageales aortae thoracicae

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