One of a series of paired embryological vascular structures formed within a pharyngeal arch; in the adult, some of these vessels give rise to the great vessels[MP] [ ]

Synonyms: PAA embryonic aortic arch artery branchial aortic arches aortic arches aortic arch branchial arch artery pharyngeal arch artery

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
branchial aortic arches [ ]

plural term
pharyngeal arch arteries

plural term
branchial aortic arches [ ZFA:0005004 ]

latin term
arteriae arcuum pharyngeorum [ ]

PAA [ MP:0002672 ]

plural term
aortic arches [ ZFA:0005004 ]

curator notes

Do not confuse with arch of aorta.

depicted by

development notes

The third, fourth, and sixth arches, along with the seventh intersegmental arteries and the left dorsal aorta, are the primary contributors to the normal aortic arch and its major thoracic branches

editor note

add specific artery derivatives

external definition

Paired vessels arching from the ventral to the dorsal aorta through the pharyngeal arches. [TFD][VHOG]

has alternative id


has related synonym

a. arcuum pharyngeorum

aortic arch artery

branchial aortic arches

pharyngeal arch arteries

arteriae arcuum pharyngeorum

pharyngeal arch artery

homology notes

When vertebrates first appeared, they must have possessed a ventral and dorsal aorta with aortic arches between them.[well established][VHOG]



taxon notes

Number varies - Lampreys have 8, hagfishes 15; only up to 6 appear in embryonic development in most gnathostome fishes and all tetrapods