Medical Definition of Aortal

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 12/11/2018

Aortal: Pertaining to the aorta, the largest artery in the body.

Aortal is not often encountered (except in The New York Times crossword). The preferred term is aortic.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018