aortic

adjective
aor·​tic | \ ā-ˈȯrt-ik How to pronounce aortic (audio) \
variants: also aortal \ -​ˈȯrt-​ᵊl How to pronounce aortal (audio) \

Medical Definition of aortic

: of, relating to, or affecting an aorta the aortic media an aortic aneurysm

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