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circumflex artery

n :  any of several paired curving arteries: as  a  :  either of two arteries that branch from the deep femoral artery or from the femoral artery itself (1) LATERAL FEMORAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY (2) MEDIAL FEMORAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY  b  :  either of two branches of the axillary artery that wind around the neck of the humerus (1) ANTERIOR HUMERAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY (2) POSTERIOR HUMERAL CIRCUMFLEX ARTERY  c  :  CIRCUMFLEX ILIAC ARTERY  d  :  a branch of the subscapular artery supplying the muscles of the shoulder .

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