aortic arch(redirected from arch of aorta)
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aortic arch[ā′ȯrd·ik ′ärch]
The portion of the aorta extending from the heart to the third thoracic vertebra; single in warm-blooded vertebrates and paired in fishes, amphibians, and reptiles.