anterior communicating artery

(redirected from arteria communicans anterior)

an·te·ri·or com·mu·ni·cat·ing ar·ter·y

[TA]
a short vessel joining the two anterior cerebral arteries across the midline and completing the cerebral arterial circle (circle of Willis) anteriorly.

an·te·ri·or com·mu·ni·cat·ing ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr kŏm-yū'ni-kāt-ing ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
A short vessel joining the two anterior cerebral arteries and completing the cerebral arterial circle (i.e., circle of Willis) anteriorly.
Synonym(s): arteria communicans anterior.

anterior communicating artery

The front-most link in the arterial loop called the circle of Willis; it interconnects the right and left anterior cerebral arteries.
See: brain (Major arteries of the brain) and circle of Willis for illus.
See also: artery
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