circumflex scapular artery


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cir·cum·flex scap·u·lar ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, terminal branch (with thoracodorsal artery) of the subscapular artery; distribution, muscles of shoulder and scapular region; anastomoses, branches of suprascapular and transverse cervical.
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cir·cum·flex scap·u·lar ar·te·ry

(sĭr'kŭm-fleks skap'yū-lăr ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, subscapular; distribution, muscles of shoulder and scapular region; anastomoses, branches of suprascapular and transverse cervical.
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circumflex scapular artery

A branch of the subscapular artery. It supplies blood to the infraspinatus and subscapularis muscles and it anastomoses with the transverse cervical and suprascapular arteries.
See also: artery
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