Etymology

1. thoracic

adjective. ['θɔˈræsɪk'] of or relating to the chest or thorax.

Etymology

  • θωρακικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • θώραξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Thoracic Aorta

  • laporta
  • alcorta
  • puerto
  • porta
  • horta
  • dorta

2. aorta

noun. ['eɪˈɔrtə'] the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries.

Synonyms

  • descending aorta
  • abdominal aorta
  • aortic arch
  • ascending aorta
  • thoracic aorta
  • arterial blood vessel
  • arteria

Etymology

  • ἀορτή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀορτέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word thoracic-aorta


1. Noun Phrase
Dissection or rupture of the aorta in the chest -- called the thoracic aorta -- can cause burning chest and upper back pain.

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