gastroepiploic artery

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gastroepiploic artery

[¦ga·strō¦ep·ə¦plȯik ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
Either of two arteries arising from the gastroduodenal and splenic arteries respectively and forming an anastomosis along the greater curvature of the stomach.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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