circle of Willis

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Noun1.circle of Willis - a ring of arteries at the base of the brain
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
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The most detailed description of circulus arteriosus cerebri was published by Kanan, but this work don't showed photographs and topography by sections of these vessels in relation to the different parts of the head and encephalon.
Gulisano, "Blood vessel size of circulus arteriosus cerebri (Circle of Willis): a statistical research on 1000 human subjects," Acta Anatomica, vol.