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- n. The thorax of an insect.
- n. A curve in the Cartesian plane consisting of all points (x,y) satisfying an equation of the form where a, b, and c are given constants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The thorax of an insect. See trunk, n., 5.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the stem or trunk of a tree.
- n. In zoology, the trunk; the axial part of an animal minus the head, limbs, and tail. See soma.
- n. The main stem or trunk of a nerve or vessel of the body.
- n. In entomology, the thorax.
Enlarge+the heart starts with a single large blood vessel coming from the heart called the truncus arteriosus.
The nine-day-old baby girl suffers from a congenital heart defect called truncus arteriosus -- a condition that leaves her without enough oxygen in her blood.
Lillian is one month old and suffers from a condition called truncus arteriosus, which leaves her blood short of oxygen.
Lillian suffers from a condition called truncus arteriosus, which leaves her blood short of oxygen.
The branches are lopped away, leaving literally the 'truncus' as the part of the tree out of which log and rafter can be cut.
This condition is known as truncus arteriosus or persistent truncus arteriosus (the trunk "persists").
In almost all cases, children with truncus arteriosus also have a large hole between the bottom chambers of the heart.
If fetal development progresses normally, the truncus divides into two arteries that carry blood out of the heart: the pulmonary artery, which is attached to the right bottom chamber (ventricle) of the heart and divides into two arteries carrying oxygen-poor ( "blue") blood to each side of the lungs the aorta, which is attached to the left bottom chamber (ventricle) of the heart and carries oxygen-rich ( "red") blood to the body.
A number of children with truncus arteriosus also have a genetic syndrome called 22q11 deletion syndrome (also known as DiGeorge, velocardialfacial or conotruncal anomaly face syndromes).
A child who has had surgical repair of truncus arteriosus will require life-long care by a cardiologist.
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