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Meaning of ARTERY

Pronunciation:  '├órturee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
  2. [n]  

ARTERY is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arteria
 See Also: alveolar artery, angular artery, aorta, appendicular artery, arcuate artery, arcuate artery of the kidney, areteria cervicalis, arteria alveolaris, arteria angularis, arteria appendicularis, arteria arcuata, arteria ascendens, arteria auricularis, arteria axillaris, arteria basilaris, arteria brachialis, arteria buccalis, arteria bulbi penis, arteria bulbi vestibuli, arteria carotis, arteria celiaca, arteria centralis retinae, arteria cerebelli, arteria cerebri, arteria choroidea, arteria ciliaris, arteria colica, arteria communicans, arteria coronaria, arteria cystica, arteria digitalis, arteria epigastrica, arteria ethmoidalis, arteria femoralis, arteria gastrica, arteria glutes, arteria hepatica, arteria ileocolica, arteria ileum, arteria iliaca, arteria iliolumbalis, arteria infraorbitalis, arteria intercostalis, arteria labialis, arteria lacrimalis, arteria laryngea, arteria lienalis, arteria lingualis, arteria lumbalis, arteria poplitea, arteria radialis, arteriola, arteriole, artery of the labyrinth, artery of the penis bulb, artery of the vestibule bulb, ascending artery, auricular artery, axillary artery, basilar artery, blood vessel, brachial artery, bronchial artery, buccal artery, capillary artery, carotid artery, celiac artery, celiac trunk, central artery of the retina, cerebellar artery, cerebral artery, cervical artery, choroidal artery, ciliary artery, circle of Willis, circumflex artery, colic artery, communicating artery, coronary artery, cystic artery, digital arteries, epigastric artery, ethmoidal artery, femoral artery, gastric artery, gluteal artery, hepatic artery, ileal artery, ileocolic artery, iliac artery, iliolumbar artery, infraorbital artery, innominate artery, intercostal artery, internal auditory artery, intestinal artery, jejunal artery, labial artery, labyrinthine artery, lacrimal artery, laryngeal artery, lienal artery, lingual artery, lumbar artery, popliteal artery, radial artery, splenic artery, thoroughfare, truncus celiacus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"ter*y\, n.; pl. {Arteries}. [L. arteria windpipe,
artery, Gr. ?.]
1. The trachea or windpipe. [Obs.] ``Under the artery, or
   windpipe, is the mouth of the stomach.'' --Holland.

2. (Anat.) One of the vessels or tubes which carry either
   venous or arterial blood from the heart. They have tricker
   and more muscular walls than veins, and are connected with
   them by capillaries.

Note: In man and other mammals, the arteries which contain
      arterialized blood receive it from the left ventricle
      of the heart through the aorta. See {Aorta}. The
      pulmonary artery conveys the venous blood from the
      right ventricle to the lungs, whence the arterialized
      blood is returned through the pulmonary veins.

3. Hence: Any continuous or ramified channel of
   communication; as, arteries of trade or commerce.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: a blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A large blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Arteries are thicker and have walls that are stronger and more elastic than the walls of veins.
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