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English definition of “aorta”


noun [C] uk   /eɪˈɔː.tə/ us    /-ˈɔːr.t̬ə/
the main artery (= thick tube carrying blood from the heart) that takes blood to the other parts of the bodyThe circulatory system and blood
adjective uk   /eɪˈɔː.tɪk/ us    /-ˈɔːr.t̬ɪk/
the aortic valveRelating to particular parts of the body
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