aorta

Part of speech: noun

The great artery springing from the heart.

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Usage examples "aorta":

  1. 4. With the left ventricle, the aorta. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  2. Would not an irritation of your attachment to the diaphragm, spine or stomach be great enough to impede the blood on its passage through the aorta to the abdomen, or impede the flow of blood back and through the diaphragm? - "Philosophy of Osteopathy", Andrew T. Still.
  3. Special relations of the aorta. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.