Definition of Aorta

1. Noun. The large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries.

Definition of Aorta

1. n. 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.

Definition of Aorta

1. Noun. (anatomy) 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. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) The liveliest part of something. ¹

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Definition of Aorta

1. a main artery [n -TAS or -TAE] : AORTAL, AORTIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Aorta

1. The largest artery in the body which has its origin at the heart. It gives off branches to the extremities, neck and major organs for the purpose of supplying oxygenated blood. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aorta

ao dai
ao dais
aorist aspect
aorta (current term)
aorta abdominalis
aorta ascendens
aorta descendens
aorta thoracica

Literary usage of Aorta

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1. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The student should now consider the effects likely to be produced by aneurism of the thoracic aorta, a disease of common occurrence. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"Before submitting the conclusions reached, attention is directed to the peculiarity of the histologie structure of the aorta, which seems to demonstrate ..."

3. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The aorta is the single great vessel which conveys blood from the left ventricle. ... The first portion of the thoracic aorta, curved as above described, ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Aneurism of the Ascending Portion of the Arch of the aorta Aneurism of the ascending portion of the arch of the aorta is a sequel of syphilitic aortitis, ..."

5. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"Congenital constriction of the aorta is decidedly rare, its favourite seat being just where the transverse and descending portions of the aorta meet, ..."

6. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"To answer this question we must ascertain what is taking place at the same time in the aorta. § 116. If two catheters be introduced at the same time into ..."

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