ductus arteriosis

[ duhk-tuhs ahr-teer-ee-oh-sis ]
/ ˈdʌk təs ɑrˌtɪər iˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Anatomy.

a fetal blood vessel that connects the left pulmonary artery directly to the descending aorta, normally closing after birth.

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Origin of ductus arteriosis

1805–15; <New Latin: literally, arterial channel

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