arteria collicularis

arteria collicularis
[TA] collicular artery: origin, precommunicating part of posterior cerebral artery; branches, none; distribution, corpora quadrigemina (superior and inferior colliculi) of the tectum of the mesencephalon. Called also a. quadrigeminalis [TA alternative] and quadrigeminal artery.

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