ileocolic artery


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ileocolic artery

[¦il·ē·ō′käl·ik ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A branch of the superior mesenteric artery that supplies blood to the terminal part of the ileum and the beginning of the colon.
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Arterial Supply to Appendix: Appendicular artery, a branch of ileocolic artery is the main blood supply to appendix.
The final branch arising from the right side of the superior mesenteric artery is the ileocolic artery. This passes downward and to the right toward the right iliac fossa where it divides into superior and inferior branches.
From the distal end of the right concavity of SMA, it gave rise to ileocolic artery).