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Medical Term:

aortic sinus


Definition: the space between the superior aspect of each cusp of the aortic valve and the dilated portion of the wall of the ascending aorta, immediately above each cusp.

Synonym(s): sinus aortaeTA, Petit sinus, Valsalva sinus

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