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noun [C] /eɪˈɔr·t̬ə/
biology the main artery (= large tube carrying blood from the heart) which takes blood to the other parts of the body
Translations of “aorta”
in Spanish Aorta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大動脈,主動脈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大动脉,主动脉…
(Definition of aorta from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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