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Definitions of artery:

part of speech: noun

Tubular canal conveying blood from the heart.

part of speech: noun

A blood- vessel conveying blood in a direction away from the heart; with the exception of the pulmonary artery, the arteries convey red or aerated blood. For the table of the arteries, see under arteria.

Usage examples for artery:

  • The surgeon appeared speedily, and again took up and tied the artery giving stimulants liberally. "Without a Home", E. P. Roe
  • Through the little hamlet where I was born ran, like a great artery the National Road. "The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson", Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
  • These interesting memorials of middle- age warfare were taken down in 1825. Passing under the arch we enter upon the Via Maggiore, the main artery leading to Santa Croce. "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare

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