HyperDic: aorta

English > 1 sense of the word aorta:
NOUNbodyaortathe large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries
aorta > pronunciation
Soundseyao'rtah
RhymesAlberta ... zeta: 71 rhymes with tah...
English > aorta: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries.
Narrowerabdominal aortaA branch of the descending aorta
aortic archThe part of the aorta that arches and turns downward
ascending aortaThe ascending part of the aorta as it emerges from the left ventricle
descending aortaThe descending part of the aorta that branches into the thoracic and abdominal aortae
thoracic aortaA branch of the descending aorta
Broaderartery, arteria, arterial blood vesselA blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
Spanishaorta
Catalanaorta
Adjectivesaortal, aorticof or relating to the aorta

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