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Medical Term:

abdominal aorta


the part of the descending aorta that is distal (inferior) to the aortic hiatus of the diaphragm, which occurs at the T-12 vertebral level.

Synonym(s): pars abdominalis aortaeTA, aorta abdominalis, abdominal part of descending aorta

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