ascending palatine artery

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ascending palatine artery (plural ascending palatine arteries)

  1. (anatomy) An inferior artery that arises from the facial artery and divides into two branches of which one supplies the soft palate and the palatine glands and the other supplies especially the tonsils and the eustachian tube.
    Coordinate terms: descending palatine artery, greater palatine artery, lesser palatine artery

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