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marginal artery of colon


Definition: artery formed by anastomoses between the right and left colic arteries; it passes downward from the left colic flexure to the aboral end of the pelvic colon.

Synonym(s): arteria marginalis coliTA, arcus marginalis coli, arteria juxtacolica, juxtacolic artery, marginal arcade, artery of Drummond, Riolan arc2

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