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Medical Term:

aortic sinus


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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