Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lying below the artery, as a bronchial tube.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Situated below an artery; applied esp. to the branches of the bronchi given off below the point where the pulmonary artery crosses the bronchus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy Situated below an artery; applied especially to the branches of the bronchi given off below the point where the pulmonary artery crosses the bronchus.

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ arterial

Examples

  • The bronchus now passes below the artery, and is known as the hyparterial branch; it divides into two branches for the middle and lower lobes.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1b. The Trachea and Bronchi

  • All the other divisions of the main stem come off below the pulmonary artery, and consequently are termed hyparterial bronchi.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1e. The Lungs

  • The left bronchus passes below the level of the pulmonary artery before it divides, and hence all its branches are hyparterial; it may therefore be looked upon as equivalent to that portion of the right bronchus which lies on the distal side of its eparterial branch.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1e. The Lungs

  • On the right side their position is—eparterial bronchus, pulmonary artery, hyparterial bronchus, pulmonary veins, but on the left side their position is—pulmonary artery, bronchus, pulmonary veins.

    XI. Splanchnology. 1e. The Lungs

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