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ductus arteriosus

[ är-tîr′ē-ōsəs ]
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n.
A fetal vessel that connects the left pulmonary artery with the descending aorta and that normally closes at birth, becoming the arterial ligament.arterial canal arterial duct Botallo's duct
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