aortoclasia

[ ey-awr-tuh-kley-zhuh, -zhee-uh ]
/ eɪˌɔr təˈkleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə /

noun Pathology.

rupture of the aorta.

Nearby words

  1. aortic vestibule,
  2. aortic window,
  3. aortic-body tumor,
  4. aorticopulmonary septal defect,
  5. aortitis,
  6. aortocoronary,
  7. aortogram,
  8. aortography,
  9. aortoiliac bypass,
  10. aortoiliac occlusive disease

Origin of aortoclasia

aort(a) + -o- + -clasia < Greek klás(is) a breaking (see -clasis) + -ia

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