maxillary artery

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Related to arteria maxillaris: external maxillary artery, Pterygoid branches of maxillary artery

max·il·lar·y ar·ter·y

[TA]
primary artery of the infratemporal fossa; origin, external carotid; branches, first (retromandibular) part: deep auricular, anterior tympanic; second (infratemporal part: middle meningeal, inferior alveolar, masseteric, deep temporal, buccal; third (pterygopalatine) part: posterior superior alveolar, infraorbital, descending palatine, artery of pterygoid canal, sphenopalatine.

maxillary artery

Etymology: L, maxilla, upper jaw; Gk, arteria, airpipe
either of two larger terminal branches of the external carotid arteries that rise from the neck of the mandible near the parotid gland and divide into six branches, supplying the deep structures of the face.

max·il·lar·y ar·te·ry

(mak'si-lar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, external carotid; branches, deep auricular, anterior tympanic, middle meningeal, inferior alveolar, masseteric, deep temporal, buccal, posterior superior alveolar, infraorbital, descending palatine, artery of pterygoid canal, sphenopalatine.
Synonym(s): arteria maxillaris [TA] .

max·il·lar·y ar·te·ry

(mak'si-lar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Primary artery of the infratemporal fossa.