Definitions for aorta
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the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
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.
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.
Etymology: From ἀορτή, from ἀορτέω, lengthened form of ἀείρω
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The great artery which rises immediately out of the left ventricle of the heart. John Quincy
The aorta ( ay-OR-tə) is the main and largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries). The aorta distributes oxygenated blood to all parts of the body through the systemic circulation.
The aorta is the major and largest artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen. It is mainly responsible for carrying oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
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
Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to lift, heave.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ā-or′ta, n. the great arterial trunk which, rising from the left ventricle of the heart, sends its branches ramifying through the whole body—in man subdivided into the arch, the thoracic aorta, and the abdominal aorta.—adjs. Aor′tal, Aor′tic. [Gr. aortē—aeir-ein, to raise up.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
An artery of the heart within the body of an animal or human being.
The aorta has an important role within the body relating to the heart and the movement of blood.
Submitted by MaryC on June 7, 2020
the anterior, narrow part of the heart, opening into the head.
The numerical value of aorta in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of aorta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
You and I arent here if my aorta ruptures, because Im nowhere.
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- aortaCatalan, Valencian
- srdečnice, aortaCzech
- aorta, hovedpulsåreDanish
- Hauptschlagader, AortaGerman
- 大動脈, 대동맥Korean
- aorta, lichaamsslagaderDutch
- аорта, aortaSerbo-Croatian
- aorta, srdcovnicaSlovak
- kroppspulsåder, aortaSwedish
- động mạch chủ, 大動脈, đại động mạchVietnamese
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