aorta [ ey- awr-t uh ] SHOW IPA / eɪˈɔr tə / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Nearby words aor
aortic arch syndrome
aortic body Origin of aorta 1570–80; < Medieval Latin < Greek aortḗ the great artery, literally, something hung, carried; akin to aeírein to lift, carry Related forms a·or·tic, a·or·tal, adjective post·a·or·tic, adjective pre·a·or·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for aortal British Dictionary definitions for aortal 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 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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Medicine definitions for aortal 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. Related forms a•or null ′tal adj.
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Science definitions for aortal 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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