vitelline artery

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vi·tel·line ar·ter·y

an artery carrying blood to the yolk sac from the embryo.
Synonym(s): arteria vitellina
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* The vitelline vessels remnant that connects the diverticulum to the umbilicus may form a fibrous or twisting band (volvulus), trapping the small intestine and causing obstruction.