vitelline artery

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vitelline artery

[vī′tel‚ēn ′ärd·ə·rē]
(embryology)
An artery passing from the yolk sac to the primitive aorta in young vertebrate embryos. Also known as omphalomesenteric artery.
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The vitelline vessels remnant that connects the diverticulum to the umbilicus may form a fibrous or twisting band (volvulus), trapping the small intestine and causing obstruction.