dorsalis pedis arterymedical dictionary

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<anatomy> Continuation of anterior tibial artery after crossing ankle; branches, lateral tarsal, arcuate, dorsal metatarsal; a continuation of the anterior tibial; anastomoses, with the lateral plantar to form the plantar arch.

Synonyms: arteria dorsalis pedis, dorsal artery of foot.

(05 Mar 2000)