lingual artery

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lin·gual ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along under surface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.
Synonym(s): arteria lingualis [TA]

lingual artery

Etymology: L, lingua, tongue
one of a pair of arteries that arises from the external carotid arteries and supplies the tongue and surrounding muscles.

lin·gual ar·te·ry

(ling'gwăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along under surface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.

lingual artery

A branch of the external CAROTID artery that runs forward underneath the tongue to supply the tongue muscles.

lin·gual ar·te·ry

(ling'gwăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; distribution, runs along undersurface of tongue, terminates as deep lingual artery; branches, suprahyoid and dorsal lingual branches and sublingual artery.