hepatic artery

hepatic artery
noun
arteries that supply the liver
Syn: ↑arteria hepatica
Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel
Part Holonyms: ↑liver

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noun
: the branch of the coeliac artery that supplies the liver with arterial blood

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