aortic arch

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The aortic arch with its main branches

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aortic arch (plural aortic arches)

  1. (anatomy) The curving portion of the aorta that bends between the ascending aorta and the descending aorta.
  2. (embryology) One of a series of six paired embryonic vascular structures which give rise to the great arteries of the neck and head.

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