hyaloid arterymedical dictionary


<anatomy> The terminal branch of the primitive ophthalmic artery, which forms in the embryo an extensive ramification in the primary vitreous and a vascular tunic around the lens; by 81/2 months, these vessels have atrophied almost completely, but a few persistent remnants are evident entoptically as muscae volitantes.

Synonyms: arteria hyaloidea.

(05 Mar 2000)

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