arch of the aorta

noun phrase

Definition of arch of the aorta

: 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

First Known Use of arch of the aorta

1754, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 Oct. 2021.

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arch of the aorta

noun

Medical Definition of arch of the aorta

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

called also aortic arch

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