communicating artery


communicating artery
noun
any of three arteries in the brain that make up the circle of Willis
Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel
Part Holonyms: ↑brain, ↑encephalon

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noun
: any of three arteries in the brain that complete the circle of Willis, one connecting the anterior cerebral arteries and two connecting the internal carotids with the posterior cerebrals

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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