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aortanoun [C]

uk   /eɪˈɔː.tə/  us   /-ˈɔːr.t̬ə/
the main artery (= thick tube carrying blood from the heart) that takes blood to the other parts of the body
adjective uk   /eɪˈɔː.tɪk/  us   /-ˈɔːr.t̬ɪk/
the aortic valve
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