pulmonary trunk

pulmonary trunk
noun
the artery that carries venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart and divides into the right and left pulmonary arteries
Syn: ↑truncus pulmonalis
Hypernyms: ↑pulmonary artery, ↑arteria pulmonalis

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