caudal artery
the extension of the dorsal aorta in the tail

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • caudal artery — n the portion of the dorsal aorta of a vertebrate that passes into the tail * * * arteria sacralis mediana …   Medical dictionary

  • Caudal artery — The Caudal artery is the portion of the dorsal aorta of a vertebrate that passes into the tail.It is analogous to the median sacral artery in man.External links* [http://trc.ucdavis.edu/mjguinan/apc100/modules/Respiratory/gill/images/gill55.jpgExt… …   Wikipedia

  • caudal artery — noun : the portion of the dorsal aorta of a vertebrate that passes into the tail …   Useful english dictionary

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  • interspinal artery — a paired branch of the dorsal aorta or caudal artery which fuses and extends to the dorsal tip of each neural spine. This artery joins the supraspinous artery running antero posteriorly at the dorsal tips of the neural arches …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • segmental artery — the artery leading from the dorsal aorta or caudal artery to the spinal cord …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • arch — Any structure resembling a bent bow or an a.; an arc. In anatomy, any vaulted or archlike structure. See arcus. SYN: arcus [TA]. [thru O. Fr. fr. L. arcus, bow] abdominothoracic a. a bell shaped line defined by the lower end of the sternum and… …   Medical dictionary

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