1. aorta

noun. ['eɪˈɔrtə'] the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries.


  • descending aorta
  • abdominal aorta
  • aortic arch
  • ascending aorta
  • thoracic aorta
  • arterial blood vessel
  • arteria


  • ἀορτή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀορτέω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Aorta

  • laporta
  • alcorta
  • puerto
  • porta
  • horta
  • dorta

How do you pronounce aorta?

Pronounce aorta as eɪˈɔrtə.

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Sentences with aorta

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes a person will also notice the aorta pulsating in the area around the navel.