- in·tra-aor·tic -ā-'ȯrt-ik adj1) situated or occurring within the aorta2) of, relating to, or used in intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation <an \intra-aortic balloon pump>
* * *in·tra-aor·tic (in″trə-a-orґtik) within the aorta.
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