What does the word aorta mean?

Usage examples for aorta

  1. 4. With the left ventricle, the aorta. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by 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 by Andrew T. Still
  3. Special relations of the aorta. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise