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Definitions of AORTA
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The main trunk of the systemic arterial system, arising from the base of the left ventricle; the thoracic aorta is divided into the ascending portion, the arch, and the descending portion; at the diaphragm it becomes the abdominal aorta and bifurcates at the left side of the body of the fourth lumbar vertebra into the right and left common iliac arteries.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
This name was given by Aristotle to the chief artery of the body. The aorta is the common trunk of the arteries of the body. It arises from the left ventricle of the heart, about opposite to the fifth dorsal vertebra, passes upwards (ascending Aorta), forms the great arch of the Aorta, and descends along the left of the spine (descending Aorta), until it reaches the middle of the fourth or fifth lumbar vetebra, where it bifurcates, to give origin to the common iliacs. The aorta is sometimes divided into the Thoracic or Pectoral, and the Abdominal. For the arteries which arise from it, etc., see Artery.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The main trunk of the systemic arterial system, springing from the left ventricle of the heart, proceeding upward, then to the left, forming an arch around the root of the left lung, then downward, through the diaphragm, to a point opposite the fourth lumbar vertebra, where it divides into the two common iliac arteries.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe