arch of the aorta

noun phrase

: the curved part of the aorta that connects the ascending aorta with the descending aorta and from which the brachiocephalic artery, left carotid artery, and left subclavian artery arise

called also aortic arch

Word History

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arch of the aorta was in 1754

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“Arch of the aorta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arch%20of%20the%20aorta. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

arch of the aorta

noun
: the curved transverse part of the aorta that connects the ascending aorta with the descending aorta

called also aortic arch

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