noun, plural a·or·tas, a·or·tae [ey-awr-tee] /eɪˈɔr ti/. Anatomy.
Words nearby aorta
Origin of aorta
OTHER WORDS FROM aortaa·or·tic, a·or·tal, adjectivepost·a·or·tic, adjectivepre·a·or·tic, adjective
Examples from the Web for aortic
The hard work began after Walters had her aortic valve replaced with one from a cow.
Doctors there performed a 20-hour surgery in an attempt to repair his aortic dissection.
Even though he underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2008, he insists he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
Diseases of the aortic valves of the heart cause visible pulsations of the arteries, especially of those in the neck.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
He describes all the varying forms of affections of the aortic valve, with their various clinical manifestations.Makers of Modern Medicine|James J. Walsh
They are at first very closely connected with the aortic heart (fig. 127, kd), but soon become completely separated from it.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
In cases of aortic insufficiency, the reaction is present in almost every case.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
In one case a soldier suffering from aortic aneurism arrived in Egypt, and similar instances might be given.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt|James W. Barrett