descending aorta

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de·scend·ing aorta

(dĭ-sĕn′dĭng)
n.
The part of the aorta that extends from the aortic arch into the thorax and abdomen.
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Noun1.descending aorta - the descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortaedescending aorta - the descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortae
aorta - the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries