Helicine
Helicine Hel"i*cine, a. (Anat.) Curled; spiral; helicoid; -- applied esp. to certain arteries of the penis. [1913 Webster]

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  • Helicine arteries of penis — Infobox Artery Name = PAGENAME Latin = arteriae helicinae penis GraySubject = 262 GrayPage = 1251 Caption = Diagram of the arteries of the penis. Caption2 = BranchFrom = BranchTo = Vein = Supplies = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = a 61… …   Wikipedia

  • helicine artery — hel·i·cine artery hel ə .sēn , hē lə .sīn n any of various convoluted and dilated arterial vessels that empty directly into the cavernous spaces of erectile tissue and function in its erection …   Medical dictionary

  • helicine arteries — 1. small arteries that for their entire length have a band of thickened intima on one side, in which longitudinal muscle fibers are embedded. They follow a convoluted or curled course and open directly into cavernous sinuses instead of… …   Medical dictionary

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