Definitions for aortaeɪˈɔr tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•or•ta*eɪˈɔr tə(n.)(pl.)-tas, -tae

  1. the main artery of the mammalian circulatory system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all the other arteries except the pulmonary artery.

    Category: Anatomy

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Origin of aorta:

1570–80; < ML < Gk aortḗ lit., something hung, carried; akin to aeírein to lift, carry

a•or′tic(adj.)

a•or′tal(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aorta(noun)

    the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

Wiktionary

  1. aorta(Noun)

    The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system.

  2. aorta(Noun)

    The liveliest part of something.

    Tracing their battles, I had many occasions to walk along Second Avenue, the aorta of the Lower East Side, exploring places that were once as vibrant and tumultuous as Midtown Manhattan.

  3. Origin: From ἀορτή, from ἀορτέω, lengthened form of ἀείρω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aorta(noun)

    the great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system

Freebase

  1. Aorta

    The aorta is the largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it bifurcates into two smaller arteries. The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aorta

    The main trunk of the systemic arteries.

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