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superior palpebral (arterial) arch


Definition: formed by communicating branches of the medial and lateral palpebral arteries. Often two arches are present, one located near the free border of the tarsal plate, the other along the upper border of the tarsus.

Synonym(s): arcus palpebralis superiorTA, arterial arch of upper eyelid

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