aorta aorta  /eɪ ˈɔr tə/


  • (n) the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

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  1. They then sewed the booster directly into the aorta, led the air hose out through the chest and connected it to the exterior tank.
  2. As soon as they removed enough of the mass to give themselves working space, they cut the aorta at each side.
  3. In children with this defect, the left side of the heart, including its main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, and the aorta, is seriously underdeveloped.


  1. Weekly Poem: 'From the Grandiloquent Dictionary'

    By Hailey Leithauser Judder When Junk gives a shudder, like a tractor more quaint than intact, like lapsed reactors, pipes worn and contorted, a Toyota that's done for, or outdated aorta. Katzenjammer Think of the yowl of three senile felines. Think of a buzz saw's black, sauerkraut whine. Imagine ten screeched, unleashed violins. Imagine the dawn that follows the gin. Metrophobia I, too dislike ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Online NewsHour

  2. Freddie Kitchens briefly returns to Cardinals facilities

    Cardinals quarterbacks coach Freddie Kitchens, who recently had surgery on his aorta, was well enough to briefly return to club headquarters on Thursday. “I threw his butt out of the building,” head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “But he wanted to see his quarterbacks.” According to Somers,…
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Freddie Kitchens, Arizona Cardinals QB coach, walking

    Freddie Kitchens is walking after undergoing emergency surgery on his aorta, Ian Rapoport reported Saturday. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told Rapoport "it's a miracle" to have the QB coach back.
    on June 16, 2013     Source:

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  1. "He's grabbing ahold of the aorta of the creative process and putting the squeeze on it," Layton said at a campaign stop in Quebec City, where he pledged that an NDP government would reverse the Harper government's announced cuts and invest $125...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Jack Layton Source:

  2. "This was a horrific accident," Dart said. "Mr. Cranston's life was taken from him. The medical examiner's report shows that his aorta had been torn. How long he was alive ...... I really don't have any information on that."
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Tom Dart Source: Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

  3. "Shattered my shoulder. Broke two ribs. Punctured a lung," Rowand recalled. "I came within two millimeters of nicking my aorta, and if I'd done that the doctors said I would have been dead within three minutes."
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Aaron Rowand Source: San Jose Mercury News

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