ductus arteriosus

noun duc·tus ar·te·ri·o·sus \ ˈdək-təs-är-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-səs \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of ductus arteriosus

:a short broad vessel in the fetus that connects the pulmonary artery with the aorta and conducts most of the blood directly from the right ventricle to the aorta bypassing the lungs

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Origin and Etymology of ductus arteriosus

New Latin, literally, arterial duct


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ductus arteriosus

noun ductus ar·te·ri·o·sus \ -är-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-səs \

medical Definition of ductus arteriosus

:a short broad vessel in the fetus that connects the pulmonary artery with the aorta and conducts most of the blood directly from the right ventricle to the aorta bypassing the lungs

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