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Related to nutrient vessel: nutrient artery of femur, nutrient artery of fibula, nutrient artery of humerus, nutrient artery of radius, nutrient artery of tibia
an artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long bone.
nu·tri·ent ar·te·ry(nū'trē-ĕnt ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
One of the vessels supplying specific areas such as the interior of bones.
See also: vessel