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artery

 [ahr´ter-e]
a vessel through which the blood passes away from the heart to various parts of the body. The wall of an artery consists typically of an outer coat (tunica adventitia), a middle coat (tunica media), and an inner coat (tunica intima).
 Representation of arterial coats: A, tunica intima; B, internal elastic lamina; C, tunica media; D, external elastic lamina; E, tunica externa. From Dorland's, 2000.
For names of specific arteries, see anatomic Table of Arteries in Appendices. See also Plate 8.
end artery one that undergoes progressive branching without development of channels connecting with other arteries.
nutrient artery any artery that supplies the marrow, or medulla, of a long bone.

end ar·ter·y

an artery lacking anastomoses to maintain viability of the tissue supplied if occlusion of the artery occurs.

end artery

a blood vessel that does not join with any other vessel. Also called terminal artery.

end ar·te·ry

(end ahr'tĕr-ē)
An artery with insufficient anastomoses to maintain viability of the tissue supplied if occlusion of the artery occurs.
Synonym(s): terminal artery.

artery

a vessel through which the blood passes away from the heart to the various parts of the body. The wall of an artery consists typically of an outer coat (tunica adventitia), a middle coat (tunica media), and an inner coat (tunica intima). For named arteries of the body, see Table 9. See also arterial.

collateral artery
see collateral vessel. Horses have collateral radial and ulnar arteries (Table 9).
end artery
one that undergoes progressive branching without development of channels connecting with other arteries.
vitelline artery
artery to the yolk sac or the ovum of the hen egg.