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|Noun||1.||mesenteric artery - one of two branches of the aorta that pass between the two layers of the mesentery to the intestines|
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
inferior mesenteric artery - arises near the lower end of the aorta and supplies the large intestine
superior mesenteric artery - originates from the upper part of the aorta that supplies the small intestines and the cecum and the colon