Pertaining to the aorta, the largest artery in the body. "Aortic" is in common usage as, for example, in an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The term "aortal" has the same meaning but is rarely encountered (except in The New York Times crossword).
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Relating to the aorta or the a. orifice of the left ventricle of the heart. SYN: aortal.

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aor·tic ā-'ȯrt-ik also aor·tal -'ȯrt-əl adj of, relating to, or affecting an aorta <the \aortic media> <an \aortic aneurysm>

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • aortic — AÓRTIC, Ă, aortici, ce, adj. Care aparţine aortei, privitor la aortă. – Din fr. aortique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  aórtic adj. m., pl. aórtici; f. sg. aórtică, pl. aórt …   Dicționar Român

  • Aortic — A*or tic, a. Of or pertaining to the aorta. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aortic — aorta ► NOUN ▪ the main artery supplying blood from the heart to the rest of the body. DERIVATIVES aortic adjective. ORIGIN Greek aort , from aeirein raise …   English terms dictionary

  • aortic — adjective see aorta …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aortic — See aortal. * * * …   Universalium

  • aortic — adjective /eˈoɹ.tɪk/ Of or pertaining to the aorta. <! material copied from Websters Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) …   Wiktionary

  • aòrtic — a|òr|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • aórtic — adj. m., pl. aórtici; f. sg. aórticã, pl. aórtice …   Romanian orthography

  • aortic — adj. concerning the aorta (main artery of the body) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aortic — aor·tic …   English syllables

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