aor·​to·​pul·​mo·​nary ˌā-ˌȯrt-ō-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē, -ˌpəl- How to pronounce aortopulmonary (audio)
: of, relating to, or joining the aorta and the pulmonary artery
Our patient was a 12-year-old boy with pulmonary atresia and a ventricular septal defect who had had a central aortopulmonary shunt at the age of 11 days …Philipp Bonhoeffer et al., The Lancet

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“Aortopulmonary.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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