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 (ŏs′tē-ə, ô′styä)
An ancient city of west-central Italy at the mouth of the Tiber River. According to legend, it was founded in the seventh century bc. Ostia developed as a port after the first century bc and declined after the third century ad.


Plural of ostium.


(Placename) an ancient town in W central Italy, originally at the mouth of the Tiber but now about 6 km (4 miles) inland: served as the port of ancient Rome; harbours built by Claudius and Trajan; ruins excavated since 1854


(ˈɒs ti ə)

a town in central Italy, SW of Rome: ruins from 4th century B.C.; site of ancient port of Rome.
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The very name assumed by his host of Monte Cristo and again repeated by the landlord of the Hotel de Londres, abundantly proved to him that his island friend was playing his philanthropic part on the shores of Piombino, Civita-Vecchio, Ostia, and Gaeta, as on those of Corsica, Tuscany, and Spain; and further, Franz bethought him of having heard his singular entertainer speak both of Tunis and Palermo, proving thereby how largely his circle of acquaintances extended.
Numbers of ostia were noted within each aortic sinus.
Pope Francis, 78, told a gathering in Italy's seaside town of Ostia yesterday he was a "bit old and a bit sick" but "it's not too bad".
2) Ostia in the concha bullosa of the middle turbinate have been described arising from both the medial (3) and lateral (4) sides of the pneumatized middle turbinate.
1] The 'osteomeatal complex' of the middle meatus is a group of anatomical structures that includes principle and accessory maxillary sinus ostia.
Filming will reportedly take place this month in multiple locations throughout Italy, including Rome, Naples and Ostia.
Left main coronary artery obstruction is a life treating complication of TAVI, associated with inappropriately high positioning of valve, embolization of atheroma, calcium, thrombus, narrow sinus of Valsalva, bulky leaflet calcifications, and low-lying coronary ostia (1-5).
She also takes a boat ride to the famous port of Ostia and delves into the bowels of Mount Testaccio.
However, where IVS differentiates itself from its competitors is by utilising the power of Grid-Tools' Enterprise Data Masking[TM] and Datamaker[TM] solutions in combination with the powerful Portus SOA gateway from Ostia to provide fully compliant, intelligent, fit for purpose virtual responses for SOA testing and development.
The 18 oral, poster, and review papers consider such aspects as fishing tackle in Hispania, the origin and development of tuna fishing nets, techniques of fishing from in the light of nautical archeology, the archaeological evidence from Ostia about fishing vessels in antiquity, terra sigillata as a source for fishing gear of the early imperial period, archaeological evidence for ancient fixed-net fishing in northern Morocco, and spheroid clay weights from the Venetian lagoon.
And, on 30 November 2002, he was elected dean, taking, as is customary, the title of Cardinal Bishop of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Ostia.
According to the archaeologists, from the universities of Cambridge and Southampton and the British School at Rome, the canal connected Portus, on the coast at the mouth of the Tiber, with the river port of Ostia, two miles away.