Recent Examples of aorta from the Web
His son, T.J., was born in 2012 with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart disease marked by an underdeveloped left ventricle and aorta that affects normal blood flow through the heart.
Britain’s not a global economic heart any more, so its financial practitioners are more in the aorta, the liver or maybe even the kidneys of the Meltdown.
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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 English Language Learners
Definition of aorta for English Language Learners
: the large artery that brings blood from the heart to the rest of the body
AORTA Defined for Kids
Definition of aorta for Students
: the main artery that carries blood from the heart for distribution to all parts of the body
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