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infrahyoid branch of superior thyroid artery


Definition: small branch from the initial part of the superior thyroid artery coursing along the hyoid bone deep to the thyrohyoid muscle to anastomose with its contralateral partner.

Synonym(s): ramus infrahyoideus arteriae thyroideae superiorisTA

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