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dorsal aorta

dorsal aorta The artery in vertebrate embryos that transports blood from the aortic arches to the trunk and limbs. In adult fish it is a major artery that carries oxygenated blood from the efferent branchial arteries to branches that supply the body organs; in adult tetrapods it arises from the systemic arch (see aorta). Compare ventral aorta.

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dorsal aorta

dorsal aorta The main artery conveying blood to the posterior part of the body.

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