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DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does ductus arteriosus mean? 

DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS (noun)
  The noun DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS has 1 sense:

1. a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth

  Familiarity information: DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS used as a noun is very rare.


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DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS (noun)


Sense 1ductus arteriosus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("ductus arteriosus" is a kind of...):

blood vessel (a vessel in which blood circulates)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ductus arteriosus"):

patent ductus arteriosus (a ductus arteriosus that failed to close at birth; may require surgical correction)

Holonyms ("ductus arteriosus" is a part of...):

fetus; foetus (an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal)


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