Definition of Circle of willis

1. Noun. A ring of arteries at the base of the brain.

Generic synonyms: Arteria, Arterial Blood Vessel, Artery
Group relationships: Brain, Encephalon



Definition of Circle of willis

1. Noun. (anatomy) A circle of arteries that supply blood to the brain and surrounding structures. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Circle of willis

1. A group of arteries surrounding the base of the brain. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Circle of willis

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Circle of Willis. — The remarkable anastomosis which exists between the branches of the internal carotid and vertebral arteries at the base of the brain ..."

2. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"... AND THK circle of willis. The following ie the description given by Willis :— л . 1. ... circle of willis."

3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1906)
"THE CAROTID ARTERIES AND THEIR RELATION TO THE circle of willis IN THE CAT. ... Circle of Willis ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1888)
"ON THE ARTERIES FORMING THE circle of willis.1 By BERTRAM CA WINDLE, MA, MD (Dubl.), Professor of Anatomy in the Queen's College, Birmingham. ..."

5. A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1887)
"What is the Circle of Willis ? An anastomosis at the base of the brain, between the branches of the internal carotid and vertebral arteries, to equalize the ..."

6. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Diagram of the Circle of Willis and the Distribution of the Arteries on the Under Surface of the Cerebrum. Immediately beyond the origin of the two superior ..."

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