transverse cervical artery(redirected from transverse artery of neck)
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trans·verse cer·vi·cal ar·ter·y[TA]
origin, thyrocervical trunk; branches, superficial (superficial cervical) and deep (descending scapular).
transverse cervical artery(1) Descending scapular artery; arteria dorsalis scapulae [NA].
(2) Transverse cervical artery; arteria transversa cervicis [NA].
trans·verse cer·vi·cal ar·te·ry(trans-vĕrs' sĕr'vi-kăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
transverse cervical artery
A branch of the thyrocervical trunk (from the subclavian artery); it runs posteriorly through the lower neck. Its branches supply blood to the trapezius muscle and to the medial scapula.
See also: artery