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conus arteriosus

[koh-nuh s ahr-teer-ee-oh-suh s] /ˈkoʊ nəs ɑrˌtɪər iˈoʊ səs/
noun, plural coni arteriosi
[koh-nahy ahr-teer-ee-oh-sahy, koh-nee ahr-teer-ee-oh-see] /ˈkoʊ naɪ ɑrˌtɪər iˈoʊ saɪ, ˈkoʊ ni ɑrˌtɪər iˈoʊ si/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy, Zoology
the most anterior part of the simple tubular heart of lower vertebrates and embryos of higher vertebrates, leading into the artery that leaves the heart; in mammals it forms a part of the upper wall of the right ventricle, in which the pulmonary artery originates.
Also called conus.
Origin of conus arteriosus
1855-60; < New Latin: literally, arterial cone. See arterio-, cone Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ni
(anatomy, zoology) any of several cone-shaped structures, such as the conus medullaris, the lower end of the spinal cord
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Word Origin and History for CONUS



1885, from Latin conus "cone" (see cone).

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CONUS in Medicine

conus co·nus (kō'nəs)
n. pl. co·ni (-nī')

  1. Cone.

  2. Posterior staphyloma in myopic choroidopathy.

conus arteriosus conus ar·te·ri·o·sus (är-tēr'ē-ō'səs)
A conical extension of the right ventricle in the heart, from which the pulmonary artery originates. Also called arterial cone, infundibulum.

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