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aorta

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noun aor·ta \ā-ˈȯr-tə\

Simple Definition of aorta

  • : the large artery that brings blood from the heart to the rest of the body

Full Definition of aorta

plural aor·tas or aor·taeplay \-tē\

  1. :  the great arterial trunk that carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body — see heart illustration

aor·tic play \-ˈȯr-tik\ adjective

Origin of aorta

New Latin, from Greek aortē, from aeirein to lift


First Known Use: 1543


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aorta

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noun aor·ta \ā-ˈȯrt-ə\

Medical Definition of aorta

plural aor·tas or aor·tae \-ē\play

  1. :  the large arterial trunk that carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body



Illustration of aorta


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