What does artery mean?

Definitions for artery
ˈɑr tə riarte·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artery, arteria, arterial blood vesselnoun

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

  2. arterynoun

    a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic

Wiktionary

  1. arterynoun

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

    Etymology: From artaire, from arteria, from ἀρτηρία.

  2. arterynoun

    A major transit corridor.

    Etymology: From artaire, from arteria, from ἀρτηρία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arterynoun

    the trachea or windpipe

    Etymology: [L. arteria windpipe, artery, Gr. .]

  2. Arterynoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. arteria windpipe, artery, Gr. .]

  3. Arterynoun

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

    Etymology: [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..

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Artery

    är′tėr-i, n. a tube or vessel which conveys blood from the heart (see Aorta)—also metaphorically: any main channel of communication.—adj. Artēr′ialv.t. Artēr′ialise, to make arterial.—ns. Artēriot′omy, the cutting or opening of an artery, to let blood; Arterī′tis, inflammation of an artery. [L.—Gr. artēria, orig. the windpipe most probably—Gr. air-ein, to raise. The ancient conception of the artery as an air-duct gave rise to the derivation from Gr. aēr, air.]

Editors Contribution

  1. artery

    A type of blood vessel within the body.

    The basal artery is formed by the union of the two vertebral arteries.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of artery in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of artery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of artery in a Sentence

  1. Ron Blankstein:

    The penile artery that delivers the blood flow to the penis is a much smaller diameter, and it's the smaller blood vessels which show the first signs of disease, they are unable to dilate and deliver sufficient blood flow.

  2. Nasir Haj Mahmoud:

    This is the main artery for Daesh.

  3. Robert Haas:

    [Heron] had a massive dissection of the main coronary artery.

  4. Ngozi Ezike:

    The Department of Public Health's a spectrum of disorders, and so in some cases you'll have the individual have coronary artery involvement. Sometimes they don't.

  5. 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.

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