pulmonary artery

noun

Definition of pulmonary artery

: an artery that conveys venous blood from the heart to the lungs — see heart illustration

Examples of pulmonary artery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The valve between my heart's right ventricle and pulmonary artery had not developed correctly in the womb, and, as a result, blood flow between the two was obstructed. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, 12 Mar. 2021 Four openings were designed to lead to the aorta, the vena cava, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary vein; a cable connected it to a black dictionary-size control box. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2021 Six of their shots struck Taylor, who was unarmed, hitting her pulmonary artery and killing her. Matt Mencarini, The Courier-Journal, 26 Oct. 2020 Taylor was struck six times, including in the pulmonary artery. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 21 Nov. 2020 Taylor's autopsy report, which showed that the fatal bullet tore through her pulmonary artery and damaged one of her lungs, killing her quickly. Tessa Duvall, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2020 The autopsy report shows a bullet struck near Taylor's heart, tearing through her main pulmonary artery connecting her heart and lungs, and the lower lobe of her left lung. Tessa Duvall, The Courier-Journal, 26 Sep. 2020 Taylor's autopsy report, which showed that the fatal bullet tore through her pulmonary artery and damaged one of her lungs, killing her quickly. Tessa Duvall, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2020 Taylor was struck six times, including in the pulmonary artery, and died on her apartment floor. Tessa Duvall, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2020

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1704, in the meaning defined above

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pulmonary artery

noun

Medical Definition of pulmonary artery

: an arterial trunk or either of its two main branches that carry venous blood to the lungs:
a : a large arterial trunk that arises from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle, ascends in front of the aorta, and branches into the right and left pulmonary arteries

called also pulmonary trunk

b : a branch of the pulmonary trunk that passes under the arch of the aorta to the right lung where it divides into branches

called also right pulmonary artery

c : a branch of the pulmonary trunk that passes to the left in front of the descending part of the aorta, gives off the ductus arteriosus in the fetus which regresses to the ligamentum arteriosum in the adult, and passes to the left lung where it divides into branches

called also left pulmonary artery

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