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temporal artery

n 1  :  either of two branches of the maxillary artery that supply the temporalis and anastomose with the middle temporal artery - called also deep temporal artery   2 a  :  SUPERFICIAL TEMPORAL ARTERY  b  :  a branch of the superficial temporal artery that arises just above the zygomatic arch, sends branches to the temporalis, and forms anastomoses with the deep temporal artery - called also middle temporal artery   3  :  any of three branches of the middle cerebral artery:  a  :  one that supplies the anterior parts of the superior, middle, and inferior temporal gyri - called also anterior temporal artery   b  :  one that supplies the middle parts of the superior and middle temporal gyri - called also intermediate temporal artery   c  :  one that supplies the middle and posterior parts of the superior temporal gyrus and the posterior parts of the middle and inferior temporal gyri - called also posterior temporal artery  .
 
 

 
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