obturator artery

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ob·tu·ra·tor ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, anterior division of internal iliac, with an accessory or replaced obturator artery arising from the inferior epegastric artery as often as 20% of the time; anastomoses, iliolumbar, inferior epigastric, medial circumflex femoral; distribution, ilium, pubis, obturator, and adductor muscles; branches, pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior.
Synonym(s): arteria obturatoria [TA]

obturator artery

an artery that supplies the adductor region of the thigh.

ob·tu·ra·tor ar·te·ry

(ob'tŭr-ā-tŏr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Anastomoses, iliolumbar, inferior epigastric, medial circumflex femoral; origin, anterior division of the internal iliac; distribution, ilium, pubis, obturator and adductor muscles; branches, pubic, acetabular, anterior, and posterior.
Synonym(s): arteria obturatoria [TA] .

obturator artery

A branch of the internal iliac artery; it runs along the inner wall of the pelvis and then leaves the pelvic cavity through the obturator canal. Its branches include the pubic artery.
See also: artery
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