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

Wiktionary

  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. .]

Freebase

  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..

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nasir Haj Mahmoud:

    This is the main artery for Daesh.

  2. Spencer Stone:

    I went over, saw that he was squirting blood out of the left or right side of his neck, and I was going to use my shirt at first, but I realised that wasn't going to work, so I just stuck two of my fingers in the hole, found what I thought to be the artery, pushed down and the bleeding stopped.

  3. Spencer Stone:

    I went over, saw that he was squirting blood out of the left or right side of his neck, and I was going to use my shirt at first, but I realized that wasn't going to work, so I just stuck two of my fingers in the hole, found what I thought to be the artery, pushed down and the bleeding stopped.

  4. Richard Chang:

    We did what we call a cut-down : We opened up a big artery in the shoulder area and surgically tied in a graft-conduit, that allowed me to put in the 5-liter pump into the shoulder area through a graft, and pull the other one out from the groin. That ultimately I think is like playing chess — you got ta plan for the next move.

  5. Timothy Heath:

    They are destabilizing the situation by building these artificial islands in a rapid amount of time and militarizing those facilities … and this is a major artery in which commercial traffic for the United States passes through as well as our military vessels, the U.S. has very strong interests in making sure these seas remain free and open.

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