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Meaning of aorta

a•or•ta

Pronunciation: (ā-ôr'tu), [key]
— pl. -tas, -tae
  1. the main trunk of the arterial system, conveying blood from the left ventricle of the heart to all of the body except the lungs. See illus. under
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