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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aorta

plural

aortas

or

aortae

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

aortic

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Origin and Etymology of aorta

New Latin, from Greek aortē, from aeirein to lift


First Known Use: 1543


AORTA Defined for Kids

aorta

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noun aor·ta \ā-ˈȯr-tə\

Definition of aorta for Students

  1. :  the main artery that carries blood from the heart for distribution to all parts of the body




Medical Dictionary

aorta

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noun aor·ta \ā-ˈȯrt-ə\

Medical Definition of aorta

plural

aortas

or

aortae

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



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