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aortoclasia

[ey-awr-tuh-kley-zhuh, -zhee-uh] /eɪˌɔr təˈkleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
rupture of the aorta.
Origin
aort(a) + -o- + -clasia < Greek klás(is) a breaking (see -clasis) + -ia
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