aortic arch


nounEmbryology.
  1. one member of a series of paired curved blood vessels that arise in the embryo from the ventral aorta, pass around the pharynx through the branchial arches, and join with the dorsal aorta to form the great vessels of the head and neck.

Origin of aortic arch

1
First recorded in 1900–05

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