Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Enlarge+the heart starts with a single large blood vessel coming from the heart called the truncus arteriosus.

    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.

    Toronto Sun

  • Lillian is one month old and suffers from a condition called truncus arteriosus, which leaves her blood short of oxygen.

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  • Lillian suffers from a condition called truncus arteriosus, which leaves her blood short of oxygen.

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  • The branches are lopped away, leaving literally the 'truncus' as the part of the tree out of which log and rafter can be cut.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies Of Wayside Flowers

  • This condition is known as truncus arteriosus or persistent truncus arteriosus (the trunk "persists").

    Truncus Arteriosus

  • In almost all cases, children with truncus arteriosus also have a large hole between the bottom chambers of the heart.

    Truncus Arteriosus

  • 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.

    Truncus Arteriosus

  • 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).

    Truncus Arteriosus

  • A child who has had surgical repair of truncus arteriosus will require life-long care by a cardiologist.

    Truncus Arteriosus

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