transverse facial artery


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trans·verse fa·cial ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, superficial temporal; distribution, parotid gland, parotid duct, masseter muscle, and overlying skin; anastomoses, infraorbital and buccal branches of maxillary, and buccal and masseteric branches of facial.
Synonym(s): arteria transversa faciei [TA]
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trans·verse fa·cial ar·te·ry

(trans-vĕrs' fā'shăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, superficial temporal; distribution, parotid gland, parotid duct, masseter muscle, and overlying skin; anastomoses, infraorbital and buccal branches of maxillary, and buccal and masseteric branches of facial.
Synonym(s): arteria transversa faciei [TA] .
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transverse facial artery

A branch of the superficial temporal artery; it supplies blood to the parotid gland, parotid duct, masseter muscle, and overlying skin, and it anastomoses with the facial, masseteric, buccal, lacrimal, and infraorbital arteries.
See also: artery
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