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Meaning of PULMONARY ARTERY

Pronunciation:  'pulmu`neree'├órturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs
 
 Synonyms: arteria pulmonalis
 
 See Also: arteria, artery, pulmonary trunk, truncus pulmonalis

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: blood vessel delivering oxygen-poor blood from the right ventricle to the lungs.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The artery which transports oxygen-poor blood from the heart (the right ventricle in mammals) to the lungs, where the blood picks up oxygen. The pulmonary artery is one of the few in the body which is blue instead of red.
 

 

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