- the main trunk of the arterial system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the body except the lungs.
Origin of aorta
Examples from the Web for aorta
The blade pierced his liver and diaphragm, missing his heart and aorta by a fraction of an inch.Thank God the Murrysville School Attack Wasn’t Guns
April 9, 2014
That blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
His aorta and amygdala do not receive this information by automatic transfer.Does Fatherhood Make You Healthy?
September 29, 2011
The closer the tear occurs to the root of the aorta, where it emerges from the heart, the more dangerous it can be.
The largest artery, the aorta arches up from the heart, carrying blood throughout the body.
Instead of the normal jet of blood there now issued from the aorta only a red froth.Doctor Pascal
Aorta: the anterior, narrow part of the heart, opening into the head.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
It is traversed by the aorta, to whose coats it closely adheres.
Is a representation of the fleshlike thickening of the aorta in case 7th.
Those of the aorta had lost their form, and were slightly ossified.
- the main vessel in the arterial network, which conveys oxygen-rich blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs
Word Origin and History for aorta
1570s, from Medieval Latin aorta, from Greek aorte, term applied by Aristotle to the great artery of the heart, literally "what is hung up," from aeirein "to lift, heave, raise," of uncertain origin; related to the second element in meteor. Used earlier by Hippocrates of the bronchial tubes. Related: Aortal; aortic.
- The large artery that is the main trunk of the systemic arterial system, arising from the base of the left ventricle, ending at the left side of the body of the fourth lumbar vertebra, dividing to form the right and left common iliac arteries, and whose parts are the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, and the descending aorta.
- The main artery of the circulatory system, arising from the left ventricle of the heart in mammals and birds and carrying blood with high levels of oxygen to all the arteries of the body except those of the lungs.