thoracodorsal artery

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tho·ra·co·dor·sal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch (with circumflex scapular artery) of subscapular; distribution, muscles of upper part of back especially the latissimus dorsi; anastomoses, branches of lateral thoracic.

tho·ra·co·dor·sal ar·te·ry

(thōr'ă-kō-dōr'săl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, subscapular; distribution, muscles of upper part of back; anastomoses, branches of lateral thoracic.
Synonym(s): arteria thoracodorsalis [TA] .

thoracodorsal artery

A branch of the subscapular artery; it supplies blood to the back wall of the thorax and the latissimus dorsi muscle.
See also: artery
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