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meningeal branch of occipital artery


Definition: one of the variable branches of the occipital artery that may pass through the jugular or parietal foramina or condyloid canal to reach the dura mater and bone of the posterior cranial fossa, as well as the intracranial portions of the caudal four cranial nerves.

Synonym(s): ramus meningeus arteriae occipitalisTA

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