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uterine artery

 

Definition: origin, anterior division of internal iliac artery of females; distribution, uterus, upper part of vagina, round ligament, and medial part of uterine (fallopian) tube; anastomoses, ovarian, vaginal, inferior epigastric. Supplies maternal circulation to placenta during pregnancy.

Synonym(s): arteria uterinaTA

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