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labyrinthine artery


Definition: internal acoustic meatal branch; a branch of the basilar artery that enters the bony labyrinth through the internal acoustic meatus to serve structures of the internal ear.

Synonym(s): arteria labyrinthiTA, arteria auditiva interna, artery of labyrinth, internal auditory artery, ramus meatus acustici interni

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