celiac artery

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ce·li·ac (arterial) trunk

[TA]
origin, abdominal aorta just below diaphragm; branches, left gastric, common hepatic, splenic.

celiac artery

Etymology: Gk, koilia, belly, arteria, airpipe
a thick visceral branch of the abdominal aorta, arising caudal to the diaphragm, usually dividing into the left gastric, common hepatic, and splenic arteries.

ce·li·ac trunk

(sē'lē-ak trŭngk)
Origin, abdominal aorta just below diaphragm; branches, left gastric, common hepatic, splenic.
Synonym(s): truncus celiacus [TA] , arteria celiaca, celiac artery, coeliac trunk.

celiac artery

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