ovarian artery


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o·var·i·an ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, aorta; distribution, ureter, ovary, ovarian ligament and uterine tube; anastomoses, uterine.
Synonym(s): arteria ovarica [TA]

ovarian artery

a slender branch of the abdominal aorta, arising caudal to the renal arteries, and supplying an ovary. Compare testicular artery.

o·var·i·an ar·te·ry

(ō-var'ē-ăn ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, aorta; distribution, ureter, ovary, ovarian ligament and uterine tube; anastomoses, uterine.
Synonym(s): arteria ovarica [TA] .

ovarian artery

In females, a branch of the abdominal aorta; it arises below the renal artery and it runs in the suspensory ligament of the ovary, supplying blood to the ovaries, their ligaments, the fallopian tubes, and the distal ureters. The ovarian artery anastomoses with the uterine artery.
See also: artery
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