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English definition of “aortic root surgery”

aortic root surgery

noun [U] uk   /eɪˌɔː.tɪk ˈruːt ˌsɜː.dʒər.i/ us    /eɪˈɔr.t̬ɪk ˈruːt ˌsɜr.dʒə.ri/ specialized
an operation to treat an aortic aneurysm (= a dangerous swelling of the wall of the aorta) at a point where the aorta leaves the heart
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