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umbilical artery

 

Definition: before birth this artery is a continuation of the internal iliac; after birth it is obliterated between the bladder and umbilicus, forming the medial umbilical ligament, the remaining portion, between the internal iliac artery and bladder, being reduced in size and giving off the superior vesical arteries.

Synonym(s): arteria umbilicalisTA

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