the main trunk of the arterial system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the body except the lungs.
- a·or·tic, a·or·tal, adjective
- post·a·or·tic, adjective
- pre·a·or·tic, adjective
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How to use aorta in a sentence
The cause was a torn aorta, said his daughter Susannah Lannoy.Charles Hill, who tracked down stolen masterpieces like ‘The Scream,’ dies at 73 | Harrison Smith | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | Michael Daly | April 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Michael Daly | January 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His 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 aorta.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
The branches which set off at X, X, are those by which the intestines are supplied by vessels from the aorta.A Treatise on Domestic Economy | Catherine Esther Beecher
With one throb, the blood is sent from the right ventricle into the lungs, and from the left ventricle into the aorta.A Treatise on Domestic Economy | Catherine Esther Beecher
The heart has a pair of venous ostia, often blending into one, and an anterior arterial aorta.
At this part opposite the level of the dorsal aorta the two sheets, viz.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for aorta
the main vessel in the arterial network, which conveys oxygen-rich blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs
- aortic or aortal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for 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.
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Cultural definitions for aorta
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