aortic foramen

n.

The opening in the diaphragm through which the aorta and thoracic duct pass.

Nearby words

  1. aortic arch,
  2. aortic arch syndrome,
  3. aortic atresia,
  4. aortic body,
  5. aortic bulb,
  6. aortic insufficiency,
  7. aortic murmur,
  8. aortic notch,
  9. aortic ostium,
  10. aortic plexus


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