Definitions for arteryˈɑr tə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artery, arteria, arterial blood vessel(noun)

    a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body

  2. artery(noun)

    a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic


  1. artery(Noun)

    An efferent blood vessel from the heart, conveying blood away from the heart regardless of oxygenation status; see pulmonary artery.

  2. artery(Noun)

    A major transit corridor.

  3. Origin: From artaire, from arteria, from ἀρτηρία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artery(noun)

    the trachea or windpipe

  2. Artery(noun)

    one of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart. They have tricker and more muscular walls than veins, and are connected with them by capillaries

  3. Artery(noun)

    hence: Any continuous or ramified channel of communication; as, arteries of trade or commerce

  4. Origin: [L. arteria windpipe, artery, Gr. .]


  1. Artery

    Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. This blood is normally oxygenated, exceptions made for the pulmonary and umbilical arteries. The Effective Arterial Blood Volume is that extracellular fluid which fills the arterial system. The circulatory system is vital for sustaining life. Its proper functioning is responsible for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all cells, as well as the removal of carbon dioxide and waste products, the maintenance of optimum pH, and the circulation of proteins and cells of the immune system. In developed countries, the two leading causes of death, myocardial infarction, and stroke, may each directly result from an arterial system that has been slowly and progressively compromised by years of deterioration..

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