[ ey-awr-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌeɪ ɔrˈtɒg rə fi /

noun, plural a·or·tog·ra·phies.

x-ray examination of the aorta following injection of radiopaque dye.

Nearby words

  1. aorticopulmonary septal defect,
  2. aortitis,
  3. aortoclasia,
  4. aortocoronary,
  5. aortogram,
  6. aortoiliac bypass,
  7. aortoiliac occlusive disease,
  8. aortopathy,
  9. aortoplasty,
  10. aortorenal bypass

Origin of aortography

First recorded in 1930–35; aort(a) + -o- + -graphy

Related formsa·or·to·graph·ic [ey-awr-tuh-graf-ik] /eɪˌɔr təˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for aortography


[ ā′ôr-tŏgrə-fē ]


The radiographic visualization of the aorta and its branches by injection of a radiopaque substance.

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