bulbus arteriosus


bulbus ar·​te·​ri·​o·​sus
variants or less commonly bulbus aortae
: the dilated part of the aorta just in front of the heart from which the aortic arches arise in vertebrate embryos and in the adult of many lower vertebrates

Word History


New Latin bulbus arteriosus, literally, arterial bulb & bulbus aortae, literally, bulb of the aorta

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“Bulbus arteriosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulbus%20arteriosus. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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