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Definition of Artery

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blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart; main road leading into a city
Artery Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The trachea or windpipe.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
Hence: Any continuous or ramified channel of communication; as, arteries of trade or commerce.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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artery
\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."
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.


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Rhedweli = n. an artery
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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
Artery 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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Artery Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
High Blood Pressure
Vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. The major arteries of the heart are called the coronary arteries.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
A blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart. Put otherwise, an artery is an efferent vessel (efferent coming from the Latin "ex’, out + "ferre", to bear = to bear out or carry away). Arterial blood is normally full of oxygen. The oxygenated hemoglobin (oxyhemoglobin) makes it look bright red.
Lung Diseases Glossary
A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
Context: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Respiratory failure
Sources: DHHS, NIH and NHLBI
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Large blood vessel that carries oxygen in the blood from the heart to tissues and organs in the body
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
a large blood vessel that carries blood with oxygen from the heart to all parts of the body.
  
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Diabetes Glossary
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. See also: Blood vessels.