noun, plural a·or·tas, a·or·tae [ey-awr-tee] /eɪˈɔr ti/. Anatomy.
Origin of aorta
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
British Dictionary definitions for aortic
noun plural -tas or -tae (-tiː)
Word Origin for aorta
Word Origin and History for aortic
1570s, from Medieval Latin aorta, from Greek aorte, term applied by Aristotle to the great artery of the heart, literally "what is hung up," from aeirein "to lift, heave, raise," of uncertain origin; related to the second element in meteor. Used earlier by Hippocrates of the bronchial tubes. Related: Aortal; aortic.