An arterial blood vessel that takes blood from the heart to the rest of the body is an example of an aorta.
Tracing their battles, I had many occasions to walk along Second Avenue, the aorta of the Lower East Side, exploring places that were once as vibrant and tumultuous as Midtown Manhattan.
Origin of aorta
- New Latin from Greek āortē from āeirein to lift wer-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek ἀορτή (aortē, “the arteries springing from the heart”), from ἀορτέω (aorteō), lengthened form of ἀείρω (aeirō, “I lift, raise”)