thoracodorsal artery

(redirected from dorsal thoracic artery)

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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The thickest branch of the subclavian artery was the pectoral trunk, which was branched the cranial external thoracic artery, the caudal external thoracic artery, the dorsal thoracic artery, and the internal thoracic artery.

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