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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.
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(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
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(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 evaluated parameters included perifollicular changes, vascularity, white dots, keratin plugs, number of follicular ostia.
The levels and number of coronary ostia are occasionally variable.
Double RCAs are usually from two separate ostia or a single ostium (2-6).
Ostia is the port area giving access to which European city?
(1), which relies on both the number of venous ostia and drainage patterns.
Or Ostia, the sea of Rome which is about 30 kilometres from the capital.
It is better to convince the surgeons to use tiny rings to help in marking the ostia of the vein grafts which can substantially aid the interventionist to localize the ostia during subsequent angiographic studies.