Meaning of “aortic coarctation” in the English Dictionary

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"aortic coarctation" in British English

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aortic coarctationnoun [ U ]

uk /eɪˌɔː.tɪk kəʊ.ɑːkˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /eɪˈɔr.t̬ɪk ˌkoʊ.ɑːrkˈteɪ.ʃən/ also coarctation of the aorta specialized

a physical problem present from birth in which a part of the aorta (= the body's largest artery) is too narrow:

With aortic coarctation, pulses in the arms are stronger than those in the legs.

(Definition of “aortic coarctation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)