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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The chief arterial trunk of the vertebrate body that carries blood from the heart to be distributed to all parts of the body reached by the systemic circulation, being divided in lower vertebrates and embryos of higher forms into an ascending portion aris

Usage examples (5)
  • It flooded in through a secret tunnel that began in Vienna and ended in one of the aortae of his heart.
  • As the two aortae result from a division of the common primary vessel (bulbus arteriosus), an arrest in the growth of the partition would leave them still as one vessel,...
  • The partitioning of the bulbus arteriosus may occur in such a manner as to assign to the two aortae a relative position, the reverse of that which they normally occupy...
  • JLYX Sinus aortae maximus ibid. for more
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