aortic vestibule

n.

The part of the left ventricle of the heart below the aortic orifice that allows room for segments of the closed aortic valve.

Nearby words

  1. aortic plexus,
  2. aortic septal defect,
  3. aortic sinus,
  4. aortic stenosis,
  5. aortic valve,
  6. aortic window,
  7. aortic-body tumor,
  8. aorticopulmonary septal defect,
  9. aortitis,
  10. aortoclasia


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