What does artery mean?

Definitions for artery
ˈɑr tə riartery

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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.

    Etymology: From artaire, from arteria, from ἀρτηρία.

  2. artery(Noun)

    A major transit corridor.

    Etymology: From artaire, from arteria, from ἀρτηρία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artery(noun)

    the trachea or windpipe

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

  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

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

  3. Artery(noun)

    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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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Nasir Haj Mahmoud:

    This is the main artery for Daesh.

  3. Carolyn Brockington:

    Think of [the aneurysm] like a balloon coming off the wall of the artery. On the neck of the balloon they put a small clip in so blood can’t go into the aneurysm, which means the balloon will deflate, the more newer approach is an endovascular approach using an angiogram. They go into the balloon itself and fill the balloon with small coil so blood can’t go into the balloon, and therefore the aneurysm deflates.

  4. Robert Haas:

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

  5. Robert Haas:

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

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