conus arteriosus


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conus

 [ko´nus] (pl. co´ni) (L.)
1. a cone-shaped structure.
2. posterior staphyloma of the myopic eye.
conus arterio´sus the anterosuperior portion of the right ventricle of the heart, at the entrance to the pulmonary trunk. Called also infundibulum.
conus medulla´ris the cone-shaped lower end of the spinal cord, at the level of the upper lumbar vertebrae.

co·nus ar·te·ri·o·'sus

[TA]
the left or anterosuperior, smooth-walled portion of the cavity of the right ventricle of the heart, which begins at the supraventricular crest and terminates in the pulmonary trunk.

conus arteriosus

(kō′nəs är-tîr′ē-ō′səs)
n. pl. coni arteriosi (kō′nī är-tîr′ē-ō′sī, kō′nē är-tîr′ē-ō′sē)
1. A conical extension of the right ventricle in the heart of mammals, from which the pulmonary artery originates.
2. An extension of the ventricle in the heart of amphibians and certain fish.

ar·te·ri·al cone

(ahr-tēr'ē-ăl kōn)
The left or anterosuperior, smooth-walled portion of the cavity of the right ventricle of the heart, which begins at the supraventricular crest and terminates in the pulmonary trunk.
Synonym(s): conus arteriosus [TA] , infundibulum (4) .

conus arteriosus

the projection from which the pulmonary artery arises on the right ventricle of the heart.