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Definition of Arteries

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blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart; main road leading into a city
Arteries Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(pl. )
of Artery
  
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arteries
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  similar words(4) 



 bronchial arteries 
 atrabiliary arteries 
 induration of the arteries 
 hardening of the arteries 
WordNet 2.0

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
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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.

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Arteries Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aging Hearts and Arteries Glossary
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.
Source: National Institute on Aging