uterine artery

noun
a branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina
Syn: ↑arteria uterina
Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel
Part Holonyms: ↑uterus, ↑womb

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noun
: an artery that is derived from the hypogastric artery and that following a course between the layers of the broad ligament reaches the uterus at the cervix and supplies the uterus and adjacent parts and during pregnancy the placenta — see uterine plexus

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