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Medical Term:

segmental arteries of liver

Definition

anterior and posterior segmental arteries arising from the right branch of the hepatic artery, and medial and lateral segmental arteries arising from the left branch of the hepatic artery; the segmental arteries serve four of the five major divisions of the liver, and then branch in turn so that each hepatic segment receives an independent blood supply.

Synonym(s): arteriae segmenti hepaticae

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