The aorta is defined as the main artery of the body, transporting blood out of the heart to the smaller arteries that distribute it to the limbs and all organs except for the lungs.(noun)
An arterial blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to the rest of the body is an example of an aorta.
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noun pl. a·or·tas or a·or·tae (-tē)
Origin: New Latin
Origin: , from Greek āortē
Origin: , from āeirein, to lift; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.
aortaA. arch of aorta B. abdominal aorta
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