Noun 1. a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body (synonym) arteria, arterial blood vessel (hypernym) blood vessel (hyponym) alveolar artery, arteria alveolaris 2. a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic (hypernym) thoroughfare
Arteries Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart. While most arteries carry oxygenated blood, there are two exceptions to this, the pulmonary and the umbilical arteries. The effective arterial blood volume is that extracellular fluid which fills the arterial system.
Blood vessels that carry blood away
from the heart to all parts of the body. Some
enlarge with age and become thicker and stiffer.
Arterial walls consist of three layers: the intima,
media, and adventitia.