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Definition: 'Intestinal Arterial Arcades'

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intestinal arterial arcades

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. the series of arterial arches formed in the mesentery by anastomoses between adjacent jejunal and ileal arteries and from which vasa recta arise. The arterial arcades of the ileum are shorter and more complex than those of the jejunum.

Synonyms: intermesenteric arterial anastomoses, Riolan arc1, Riolan arcades

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