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
Origin and Etymology of artery
Middle English arterie, from Latin arteria, from Greek artēria; akin to Greek aortē aorta
First Known Use: 14th century
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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