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Noun: aorta (aortae,aortas)  ey'or-tu
  1. The large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

Derived forms: aortae, aortas

Type of: arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery

Encyclopedia: Aorta, thoracic