Aorta meaning

ā-ôr'tə
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.

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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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.
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The main artery of the body, carrying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all the main arteries.
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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.
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The main artery of the circulatory system, arising from the left ventricle of the heart in mammals and birds and carrying blood with high levels of oxygen to all the arteries of the body except those of the lungs.
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(anatomy) The great artery which carries the blood from the heart to all parts of the body except the lungs; the main trunk of the arterial system.
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(figuratively) The liveliest part of something.

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.

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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”)
    From Wiktionary