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obturator artery


Definition: origin, anterior division of internal iliac, with an accessory or replaced obturator artery arising from the inferior epegastric artery as often as 20% of the time; anastomoses, iliolumbar, inferior epigastric, medial circumflex femoral; distribution, ilium, pubis, obturator, and adductor muscles; branches, pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior.

Synonym(s): arteria obturatoriaTA

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