deep plantar artery


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deep plantar artery

[TA]
branch of first dorsal metatarsal artery (usually the direct continuation of the dorsalis pedis artery that penetrates the foot between first and second metatarsal bones to anastomose with the termination of the plantar arterial arch.

deep plan·tar ar·te·ry

(dēp plan'tahr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Deep plantar branch of arcuate artery or its first metatarsal artery branch that penetrates the foot between first and second metatarsal bones to anastomose with the termination of the plantar arterial arch.
Synonym(s): arteria plantaris profunda [TA] .