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superficial branch of medial circumflex femoral artery


Definition: small branch arising from the initial portion of the medial femoral circumflex artery that passes superficially in the superomedial thigh; after giving rise to the superficial branch, the medial femoral circumflex artery continues as the deep branch.

Synonym(s): ramus superficialis arteriae circumflexae femoris medialisTA

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