middle temporal artery

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mid·dle tem·po·ral ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, superficial temporal; distribution, temporal fascia and muscle; anastomoses, branches of maxillary.
See also: middle temporal branch of insular part of middle cerebral artery, posterior temporal branch of middle cerebral artery.
Synonym(s): arteria temporalis media [TA]

middle temporal artery

one of the branches of the superficial temporal artery on each side of the head. It arises just above the zygomatic arch, pierces the temporal fascia, branches to the temporalis, and anastomoses with the deep temporal branches of the maxillary artery. Compare deep temporal artery, superficial temporal artery.
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