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superficial circumflex iliac artery (pair)

Official Latin term arteria circumflexa ilium superficialis (par)
Official term superficial circumflex iliac artery (pair)
Unit identifier TAH:U4351
Unit type pair
Materiality material
Link to the unit superficial circumflex iliac artery (pair)
Links of entity generic: superficial circumflex iliac artery
Entity-oriented links Universal page Definition page
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Partonomic links Level 2: arterial system Short Extended
Level 3: arteries of lower limb (pair) Short Extended
Level 4: femoral artery (pair)
Taxonomic links Level 2: segment of organ Short Extended
Level 3: artery
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The arteria circumflexa ilium profunda.

This artery (and two other vessels) is presented following an old tradition about the word ilium, which genitive singular is commonly ilii. A possible argument is that ilium was selected as a genitive plural form. This is not really convincing, because each artery serves a single ilium! Or ilium is an inserted nominative singular noun! But this irregular presentation was the generally accepted form of this term at the time, already by the BNA. The present version of the terminology has decided to maintain this term.

A discussion of this exception can be found in an article by Elena Marechova in 2001 On the new anatomical nomenclature (see Ann Anat (2001) 183:201-207).

human body
TAH:U4351 superficial circumflex iliac artery (pair)
Date: 28.06.2023