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 MP : 0004113 ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, human_reference_atlas

curator note
  • Do not confuse with aortic arch
definition
  • 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.
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 exact synonym
  • arcus aortae
has related synonym
  • aortic arch
  • thoracic aorta
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
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606
taxon notes
  • birds have right aortic arch, mammals left.