nutrient vessel


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nu·tri·ent ar·ter·y

[TA]
an artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long bone.
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nu·tri·ent ar·te·ry

(nū'trē-ĕnt ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
An artery of variable origin that supplies the medullary cavity of a long bone.
Synonym(s): arteria nutricia [TA] , nutrient vessel.
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nutrient vessel

One of the vessels supplying specific areas such as the interior of bones.
See also: vessel
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