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aorta
A. arch of aorta
B. abdominal aorta

a·or·ta

 (ā-ôr′tə)
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    
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Translations

aortic

[eɪˈɔːtɪk] ADJaórtico
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a·or·tic

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

adj aórtico
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The ex-Juventus star then had further surgery following an aortic embolism, which resulted in part of his foot being amputated.
The former Juventus star suffered another health set- back last week as he had to undergo further surgery following an aortic embolism.
Yet despite these scars and the heart attack, broken neck, aortic embolism and severe head injuries he has suffered and the pacemaker he had fitted just a week earlier, Desmond says with an easy smile that he is a lucky man.