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|Noun||1.||hepatic artery - arteries that supply the liver |
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes