noun, plural a·or·tas, a·or·tae [ey-awr-tee] /eɪˈɔr ti/. Anatomy.
- aoraki-mount cook,
- aortic arch,
- aortic arch syndrome,
- aortic atresia,
- aortic body
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|Michael Daly|April 9, 2014|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|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.
One such case seen only at autopsy had a rupture of the aorta just above the sinus of Valsalva and died of hemopericardium.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:|Louis Marshall Warfield
The weapon had partially divided both the aorta and the pulmonary artery—the main arteries of the body.John Thorndyke's Cases|R. Austin Freeman
The aorta is not independent as in Chitons, but is a sinus like the other channels of the circulation.
In the Birds the right fourth arch alone remains as the aorta, the dorsal part of the left corresponding arch being obliterated.
The pulsation of the aorta can be seen just above the prominence formed by the left bronchus.
noun plural -tas or -tae (-tiː)
Word Origin 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.