the convex portion of the aorta between the ascending and descending parts of the aorta; branches from it include the brachiocephalic trunk, the left common carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery; the brachiocephalic trunk further splits to form the right subclavian artery and the right common carotid artery [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0-683-40008-8 ]

Synonyms: arcus aortae

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
arcus aortae [ FMA:3768 FMA:TA ]

curator notes

Do not confuse with aortic arch

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Gray506.svg

external definition

The curving portion between the ascending aorta and the descending aorta, giving rise to the brachiocephalic trunk, the left common carotid artery, and the left subclavian artery. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

thoracic aorta

aortic arch

homology notes

The double systemic arch arches (left and right) present in amphibians and reptiles become reduced to a single systemic arch - the right in birds, the left in mammals.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001508

taxon notes

birds have right aortic arch, mammals left.