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 17-year-old had been standing on a third-floor balcony when a stray bullet hit her in the back, lodging in the muscle between her lungs and aorta.The apps keeping Rio’s residents safe from stray bullets | Niall Firth | November 26, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The hard work began after Walters had her aortic valve replaced with one from a cow.
Doctors there performed a 20-hour surgery in an attempt to repair his aortic dissection.
Even though he underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2008, he insists he has no intention of retiring anytime soon.
The mandibular aortic arch is situated close to its inner side, Pl.
At this stage there is visible a single aortic trunk passing forwards from the embryo and dividing into two branches.
The aortic branches to the bodies are larger than in the previous stage, and the bodies themselves fairly vascular.
These rods are the rudiments of the aortic branches to which the suprarenal bodies are eventually attached.
Von Baer saw what had escaped Rathke and Huschke, that there were, not three nor four, but as many as five aortic arches.Form and Function | E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
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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