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lateral plantar artery


Definition: larger of the two terminal branches of the posterior tibial artery; distribution, forms the plantar arch and through it supplies the sole of the foot and plantar surfaces of the toes; anastomoses, medial plantar, dorsalis pedis.

Synonym(s): arteria plantaris lateralisTA

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