celiac artery(redirected from Coeliac axis)
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ce·li·ac (arterial) trunk[TA]
origin, abdominal aorta just below diaphragm; branches, left gastric, common hepatic, splenic.
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)
see Table 9.