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A. arch of aorta
B. abdominal aorta


n. pl. a·or·tas or a·or·tae (-tē)
The main trunk of the systemic arteries, carrying blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs except the lungs.

[New Latin, from Greek āortē, from āeirein, to lift; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

a·or′tal, a·or′tic adj.
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Adj.1.aortic - of or relating to the aortaaortic - of or relating to the aorta    


[eɪˈɔːtɪk] ADJaórtico


a. aórtico-a, rel. a la aorta;
___ murmursoplo, ruido ___;
___ stenosisestenosis o estrechamiento ___.


adj aórtico
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The medial margins of the two crura meet in the midline and form the ill-defined median arcuate ligament and form the boundaries of the aortic hiatus.
The aortic hiatus was dissected and aortic opening enlarged.
1,2) From the cisterna chyli, it ascends into the chest through the aortic hiatus, along the right side of the aorta, and continues posterior to the esophagus in the posterior mediastinum between the aorta and the azygos vein.