aortic stenosis

noun Pathology.

abnormal narrowing of the aorta, especially of its orifice, usually as a result of rheumatic fever or embryologic anomalies.

Nearby words

  1. aortic notch,
  2. aortic ostium,
  3. aortic plexus,
  4. aortic septal defect,
  5. aortic sinus,
  6. aortic valve,
  7. aortic vestibule,
  8. aortic window,
  9. aortic-body tumor,
  10. aorticopulmonary septal defect Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for aortic stenosis

aortic stenosis


Pathological narrowing of the orifice of the aortic valve.

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