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Medical Term:

femoral nutrient artery


one of two arteries, superior and inferior, arising from the first and third perforating arteries, respectively (sometimes second and fourth).

Synonym(s): arteria nutriciae femorisTA, arteria nutriens femoris, nutrient artery of femur

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