ventral aorta

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The artery in vertebrate embryos that carries blood from the ventricle of the heart to the aortic arches. In adult fish it branches into afferent branchial arteries supplying the gills; in adult tetrapods it is represented by the ascending part of the aorta. Compare dorsal aorta.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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