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artery meaning

[ 'ɑ:təri ] Pronunciation:   "artery" in a sentence
  • Noun: artery  aa(r)turee
    1. A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
      - arteria, arterial blood vessel 
    2. A major thoroughfare that bears important traffic

    Derived forms: arteries

    See also: arterial, arteriovenous

    Type of: blood vessel, thoroughfare

    Encyclopedia: Artery


  • [Medicine]
    The vessels carrying blood away from the heart. n pl -ter·ies : any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body

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  1. pulmonary arteries taper towards periphery.
  2. these arteries branch and rebranch to form arterioles.
  3. the chief artery to the upper limb is the subclavian artery.
  4. the chief artery to the upper limb is the subclavian artery.
  5. the caliber of the vein and the artery to which it was anastomosed was similar.

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