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- n. One of the four chambers of the heart of humans and other mammals, which receives oxygenated blood from the left atrium and pumps it out through the aorta.
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- n. the chamber on the left side of the heart that receives arterial blood from the left atrium and pumps it into the aorta
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The great artery dorta, originates at the left ventricle or cavity of the heart, and is the greatest blood vessel in the body: -- the pulmonary artery starts from the right cavity of the heart; all others are nothing more than branches of these: -- the blood is thrown out from the heart, through the arteries, to every part of the body.
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Guy had died from a single gunshot to the chest, which passed through the left ventricle of the heart, causing extensive tissue damage, “exploding the heart muscle,” according to Dr. Raymond Sandulli, the medical examiner.