Nutrient artery

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Nutrient artery
Latin a. nutricia, a. nutriens
Gray's subject #18 88
Dorlands/Elsevier a_61/12155179

The medullary or nutrient artery, usually accompanied by one or two veins, sends branches upward and downward to the bone marrow, which ramify in the medullary membrane, and give twigs to the adjoining canals.

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