median thymic-thyroid artery

median thymic-thyroid artery

An artery that is said to be present in infants, and which arises from either the branchiocephalic trunk or the aortic arch, supplies the thymus and gives rise to ascending branches to the thyroid, which may persist in adults as the thyroidea ima artery. It is not part of the working medical parlance.
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