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hyaloid artery

 

Definition: the terminal branch of the primordial ophthalmic artery, which forms in the embryo an extensive ramification in the primary vitreous and a vascular tunic around the lens; by 8-1/2 months, these vessels have atrophied almost completely, but a few persistent remnants are evident entoptically as muscae volitantes.

Synonym(s): arteria hyaloideaTA

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