Definition of artery
1 : any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body
2 : a channel (such as a river or highway) of transportation or communication; especially : the main channel in a branching system
Examples of artery in a Sentence
He favors local side roads over major arteries.
there's an accident on the main artery into town, so I'll be late
Recent Examples of artery from the Web
The main artery was elevated to a causeway to avoid rising water, so the road that went through downtown now goes overhead, LaFleur said.
He was initially given stitches and released, but during a doctor’s appointment two days later his fractured nose began to bleed uncontrollably, revealing that there was also a tear in his artery.
About 90 percent of world trade is transported by sea, with ships and ports acting as the arteries of the global economy.
A CT scan showed a bad fracture and a laceration on his artery, according to CBS News.
These include coronary artery disease (the most common kind of heart disease), drowning or airway obstruction, injury or trauma that causes severe bleeding, and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots in the lungs), Druz says.
Nanobots in our veins and arteries will cure diseases and heal our bodies from the inside.
Among the factors that contributed to Fisher’s death was buildup of fatty tissue in the walls of her arteries, the coroner’s office said last week.
Doctors harvested an artery from Marvin’s right leg to save his left arm, which has significant nerve damage but is still functioning.
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Origin and Etymology of artery
Middle English arterie, from Latin arteria, from Greek artēria; akin to Greek aortē aorta
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
ARTERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of artery for English Language Learners
: any one of the tubes that carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body
: a large road, river, railroad line, etc.
ARTERY Defined for Kids
Definition of artery for Students
1 : one of the branching tubes that carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body
2 : a main road or waterway
Medical Definition of artery
: any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body
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