left colic artery

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left col·ic ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, descending colon and splenic flexure; anastomoses, middle colic, sigmoid.
Synonym(s): arteria colica sinistra [TA]

left col·ic ar·te·ry

(left kol'ik ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, inferior mesenteric; distribution, descending colon and splenic flexure; anastomoses, middle colic, sigmoid.
Synonym(s): arteria colica sinistra.

left colic artery

An upper branch of the inferior mesenteric artery; it runs to the left, it supplies blood to the descending colon, and it anastomoses with the middle colic artery and the upper sigmoid artery.
See also: artery
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