from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the number of strokes that make up a written letter, and the direction, sequence and speed in which they are written
- n. a subtle reduction of weight towards the middle of the stroke of the letter
- n. a duct, tube or canal in the body
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, any duct, tube, pipe, canal, or other conduit.
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The third structure that's important that connects the umbilical vein to the fetal circulation is a site, a junction, called the ductus venosus.
A newborn can survive with a disconnection in the aorta as long as a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus remains open.
The majority goes into a structure called the ductus arteriosus, which is the second point in communication between the pulmonary artery and the descending aorta.
And there's a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus which connects those two arteries.
An extra blood vessel (passageway) called the ductus arteriosus (DA) allows blood from the right side of the heart to flow to the aorta, one of the largest arteries, and back out into the body without going through the lungs.
It is a fact that very few doctors know, that the whole nervous system can only be fed by the lymph, whose central station is the so-called ductus thoracicus (thoracic duct), in the upper region of the chest.
Such a connecting vessel is termed a ductus botalli.
Many cases of critical congenital heart disease involve a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus.
Luckily for Daisy a part of the heart called the ductus valve which normally seals up at birth, stayed open and enabled her heart to continue working for nine weeks.
The larger branch continues into the liver, while the smaller branch, called the ductus venosus, shunts oxygenated blood directly into the inferior vena cava.