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Sphenopalatine artery

sphenopalatine artery sphe·no·pal·a·tine artery (sfē’nō-pāl’ə-tīn’)
An artery with origin in the maxillary artery, with distribution to the nasal wall and septum, and with anastomoses to the branches of the descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital arteries.


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