aorta [ ey- awr-t uh ] SHOW IPA / eɪˈɔr tə / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun, plural a·or·tas, a·or·tae [ey- awr-tee]. /eɪˈɔr ti/. Anatomy. the main trunk of the arterial system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the body except the lungs. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!
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Origin of aorta
1570–80; <Medieval Latin <Greek
aortḗ the great artery, literally, something hung, carried; akin to aeírein to lift, carry OTHER WORDS FROM aorta a·or·tic, a·or·tal, adjective post·a·or·tic, adjective pre·a·or·tic, adjective Words nearby aorta A one
aortic arch syndrome
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How to use aorta in a sentence
The cause was a torn
aorta, said his daughter Susannah Lannoy.
The blade pierced his liver and diaphragm, missing his heart and
aorta by a fraction of an inch.
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.
aorta and amygdala do not receive this information by automatic transfer.
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.
Firstly, the womb communicates with the heart by the mediation of those arteries which come from the
The branches which set off at X, X, are those by which the intestines are supplied by vessels from the
With one throb, the blood is sent from the right ventricle into the lungs, and from the left ventricle into the
The heart has a pair of venous ostia, often blending into one, and an anterior arterial
At this part opposite the level of the dorsal
aorta the two sheets, viz. British Dictionary definitions for aorta noun plural -tas or -tae ( -tiː) the main vessel in the arterial network, which conveys oxygen-rich blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs Derived forms of aorta aortic or aortal, adjective Word Origin for aorta
C16: from New Latin, from Greek
aortē, literally: something lifted, from aeirein to raise
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Medical definitions for aorta n. pl. a•or•tas 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. Other words from aorta a•or null ′tal adj.
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Scientific definitions for aorta Plural aortas aortae ( ā-ôr) ′tē 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.
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Cultural definitions for aorta
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