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de·scend·ing a·or·ta

[TA]
the part of the aorta continuing distal (inferior) to the aortic arch, further divided into the thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta.

descending aorta

(dĭ-sĕn′dĭng)
n.
The part of the aorta that extends from the aortic arch into the thorax and abdomen.

descending aorta

[disen′ding]
Etymology: L, descendere, to descend; Gk, aerein, to raise
the main portion of the aorta, consisting of the thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta, which continues from the aortic arch into the trunk of the body. It supplies many structures, including the esophagus, lymph glands, ribs, stomach, liver, spleen, intestines, kidneys, reproductive organs, and, eventually, the lower limbs. See also aorta.

aorta

pl. aortae, aortas [L.] the great artery arising from the left ventricle, being the main trunk from which the systemic arterial system proceeds. See Table 9. See also aortic.

abdominal aorta
the part of the descending aorta within the abdomen.
ascending aorta
the first part of the aorta which passes dorsally and cranially.
descending aorta
the aorta after it turns caudally at the aortic arch.
overriding aorta
see overriding aorta.
supravalvular aorta
the portion of aorta immediately above the aortic valve.
terminal aorta
the segment of the aorta immediately before it divides into the iliac arteries.
thoracic aorta
the part of the descending aorta within the thorax.