Definition of para-aortic in English:

para-aortic

adjective

Anatomy
  • Located beside the aorta; specifically designating any of the small, encapsulated collections of chromaffin cells located beside the abdominal aorta, especially in "para-aortic body".

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Journal of Anatomy. From para- + aortic.

Pronunciation

para-aortic

/ˌparə(r)eɪˈɔːtɪk/