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frontal branch of superficial temporal artery


Definition: terminal branch of superficial temporal artery (with parietal branch) supplying anterolateral scalp and underlying musculature, periosteum, and outer table and diploë of cranium; anastomoses: across midline with contralateral partner; supratrochlear and supraorbital arteries.

Synonym(s): ramus frontalis arteriae temporalis superficialisTA

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