artery

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noun ar·tery \ˈär-tə-rē, ˈär-trē\

Definition of artery

plural

arteries

  1. 1 :  any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body

  2. 2 :  a channel (as a river or highway) of transportation or communication; especially :  the main channel in a branching system

Examples of artery in a sentence

  1. He favors local side roads over major arteries.

  2. <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

artery

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noun ar·tery \ˈär-tə-rē, ˈär-trē\

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

artery

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noun ar·tery \ˈär-tə-rē\

Definition of artery for Students

plural

arteries

  1. 1 :  one of the branching tubes that carry blood from the heart to all parts of the body

  2. 2 :  a main road or waterway


Medical Dictionary

artery

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noun ar·tery \ˈärt-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of artery

plural

arteries

  1. :  any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body

Illustration of artery



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