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A. arch of aorta
B. abdominal aorta


n. pl. a·or·tas or a·or·tae (-tē)
The main trunk of the systemic arteries, carrying blood from the left side of the heart to the arteries of all limbs and organs except the lungs.

[New Latin, from Greek āortē, from āeirein, to lift; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

a·or′tal, a·or′tic adj.
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Adj.1.aortal - of or relating to the aortaaortal - of or relating to the aorta    
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Murray was successful in using an aortal coronary stunt for surgeries on a beating heart in dogs already in 1954.
In the VDN (nontreated VC model) rat group, the mean systolic blood pressure, ALP activity, and calcium content of aortal tissues were significantly higher relative to that of the control rats (Table 1).
Three tenders for the supply and erection of (a) a four dimensions sonar instrument, also (b) a special purpose blood handling instrument for patients of the heart muscle, also a water treatment plant and (c) an aortal shaped balloon.
They found that study participants who showed evidence of the greatest aortal stiffening performed worse on cognitive tests than those with less stiffening.