patent ductus arteriosus

noun
pa·​tent ductus arteriosus | \ ˈpāt-ᵊnt- How to pronounce patent ductus arteriosus (audio) \

Medical Definition of patent ductus arteriosus

: an abnormal condition in which the ductus arteriosus fails to close after birth

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“Patent ductus arteriosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/patent%20ductus%20arteriosus. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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