nutrient artery of femur n.
Either of two arteries, superior and inferior, arising from the first and third perforating arteries, respectively, or sometimes from the second and the fourth arteries.
- Nutrient artery of fibula
nutrient artery of fibula n. An artery with its origin in the peroneal artery, with distribution to the fibula.
- Nutrient artery of humerus
nutrient artery of humerus n. An artery with its origin in the deep brachial artery and with distribution to the medullary cavity of the humerus.
- Nutrient canal
nutrient canal n. A canal in the shaft of a long bone or in other locations in irregular bones through which the nutrient artery enters.
- Nutrient cycle
noun the cycle of biological and chemical elements and compounds in specific patterns through substances in an ecosystem; the uptake, use, release, and storage of nutrients by plants and their environments Word Origin 1947