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aorta

noun aor·ta \ā-ˈr-tə\

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

plural aor·tas or aor·tae\-tē\

Full Definition of AORTA

:  the great arterial trunk that carries blood from the heart to be distributed by branch arteries through the body — see heart illustration
aor·tic \-ˈr-tik\ adjective

Origin of AORTA

New Latin, from Greek aortē, from aeirein to lift
First Known Use: 1543

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

aorta

noun aor·ta \ā-ˈrt-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural aor·tas or aor·tae \-ē\

Medical Definition of AORTA

:  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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