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Definition of "aorta" []

  • The main trunk of the systemic arteries, carrying blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs except the lungs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aorta" in a sentence
  • "The fact that the horn barely missed the aorta is an UNBELIEVABLE piece of luck is what I meant to say."
  • "Surgeons reconstruct the heart so that the aorta is attached to the left ventricle and the pulmonary artery is attached to the right ventricle."
  • "The aorta is the main artery that carries blood with oxygen out of the heart to the body."