testicular artery

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tes·tic·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, as the third pair of lateral visceral branches of the abdominal aorta; branches, ureteral, cremasteric, epididymal; distribution, testicle and parts designated by names of branches; anastomoses, branches of renal, inferior epigastric, deferential.

testicular artery

one of a pair of long, slender branches of the abdominal aorta, arising inferior to the renal arteries and supplying the testis.

tes·tic·u·lar ar·te·ry

(tes-tik'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, aorta; branches, ureteral, cremasteric, epididymal; distribution, testicle and parts designated by names of branches; anastomoses, branches of renal, inferior epigastric, deferential.
Synonym(s): arteria testicularis [TA] .

testicular artery

In males, a long slender branch of the abdominal aorta arising below the renal artery; it supplies blood to the testes, epididymis, cremasteric muscles, and lower ureters.
Synonym: spermatic artery; internal spermatic artery; See: aorta (Branches of aorta)for illus.
See also: artery
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