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artery Explained

artery at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


artery at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1398, from O.Fr. artaire, from L. arteria, from Gk. arteria "windpipe," also "an artery," as distinct from a vein. They were regarded by the ancients as air ducts because the arteries do not contain blood after death; medieval writers took them for the channels of the "vital spirits." The word is used of major rivers from 1805; of railways from 1850. Arteriosclerosis, from comb. form + Gk. sklerosis "hardening" is a Mod.L. formation first attested 1886. ///

artery at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural arteries [C] // artery, brain, fatty, tissue, heart, kidney, intestine, intestine2, small, large, liver, lung, muscles, stomach, vein, throat// [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: arteria, from Greek]//
1 one of the tubes that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body: vein (1)//
2 a main road, railway line, river etc:

artery at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Vessel that carries blood from the heart to other parts of the body (see cardiovascular system). Arterial blood carries oxygen and nourishment to tissues; the one exception is the pulmonary artery, which conveys oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs for oxygenation and removal of excess carbon dioxide. Arteries are muscular, elastic tubes that transport blood under the pressure of the heart's pumping action, which can be felt as the pulse. Large arteries branch off from the aorta and give rise to smaller arteries, down to the threadlike arterioles, which branch into capillaries. An artery wall's inner layer (tunica intima) consists of an endothelial (cellular) lining, a fine connective tissue network, and a layer of elastic fibers. The middle layer (tunica media) is mostly smooth muscle cells. The outer layer (tunica externa) contains supportive collagen fibers. See also vein.

artery at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "artery":
Autobahn, US highway, access, aisle, alley, alleyway, ambulatory,
aorta, aperture, arcade, arterial, arterial highway,
arterial street, arteriole, autoroute, autostrada, avenue,
belt highway, blind alley, blood vessel, boulevard, bypass, byway,
camino real, capillary, carotid, carriageway, causeway, causey,
channel, chaussee, circumferential, cloister, close, colonnade,
communication, conduit, connection, corduroy road, corridor,
county road, court, covered way, crescent, cul-de-sac,
dead-end street, defile, dike, dirt road, drag, drive, driveway,
exit, expressway, ferry, ford, freeway, gallery, gravel road,
highroad, highway, highways and byways, inlet, interchange,
intersection, interstate highway, jugular vein, junction, lane,
local road, main drag, main road, mews, motorway, opening, outlet,
overpass, parkway, pass, passage, passageway, path, pave,
paved road, pike, place, plank road, portal vein, portico,
primary highway, private road, pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein,
railroad tunnel, right-of-way, ring road, road, roadbed, roadway,
route nationale, row, royal road, secondary road, speedway,
state highway, street, superhighway, terrace, thoroughfare,
through street, thruway, toll road, township road, track, traject,
trajet, tunnel, turnpike, underpass, vein, veinlet, vena cava,
venation, venule, wynd

Artery at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.'' --Holland.

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.

artery at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
[syn: {arteria}, {arterial blood vessel}]
2: a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic

artery at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » artaire|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » arteria|artēria|windpipe, artery|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀρτηρία||tr=artēria|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈɑː.tə.ɹi/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /A:t@ri/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » ärʹtəɹi, Inter: IPA » /ˈɑɹ.təɹɪ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /Art@ri/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-artery.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » arteries

  • An efferent blood vessel from the heart, conveying blood away from the heart regardless of oxygenation status; see pulmonary artery.
    1. A major transit corridor.


      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:artery -

      Derived terms

      * arterial

  • arterially
  • arteriole
  • carotid artery
  • pulmonary artery


    Inter: trans-top » blood vessel from the heart
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|arterie
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|شريان|m|tr=shiryaan
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|զարկերակ|tr=zarkerak
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|arteria|f
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|артерия
  • Catalan: artèria {{f}}
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|動脈|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|动脉|tr=dòngmài|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|tepna|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|slagader|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|arterio
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|arter
  • Finnish: valtimo (1)
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|artère|f
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|arteria|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Arterie|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αρτηρία|f|tr=artiría
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|artéria
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|slagæð|f
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|arterio

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|arteria|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|動脈|tr=どうみゃく, dōmyaku
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|동맥|tr=dongmaek|sc=Hang (Inter: t+ » ko|動脈|sc=Hani)
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|arteria|f|alt=artēria
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|artērija|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|arterija|f
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|arteri
    • Maltese: arterja
    • Old English: Inter: t- » ang|ǽdre|f
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|tętnica|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|artéria|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|артерия|f|tr=artérija
    • Scottish Gaelic: cuisle {{f}}, cuisle-fhala {{f}}, cuisle-mhòr {{f}}
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|arterija|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|arteria|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|artär|c
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|ధమని
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|mambu bilong blut
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|ratär

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » major transit corridor
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|arteria|f
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|arteria|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|artērija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|carretera principal|f; Inter: t+ » es|arteria|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ka: Inter: t- » ka|არტერია|tr=arteria

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * aorta
    • A-road
    • atheroma
    • capillary
    • circulatory system
    • vein


      * rarety

    Category: Category:en:Anatomy -
    Translation: ar » artery
    Translation: cs » artery
    Translation: de » artery
    Translation: et » artery
    Translation: el » artery
    Translation: eo » artery
    Translation: fr » artery
    Translation: gl » artery
    Translation: ko » artery
    Translation: io » artery
    Translation: id » artery
    Translation: sw » artery
    Translation: ku » artery
    Translation: hu » artery
    Translation: mg » artery
    Translation: ml » artery
    Translation: my » artery
    Translation: nl » artery
    Translation: pl » artery
    Translation: pt » artery
    Translation: ru » artery
    Translation: fi » artery
    Translation: sv » artery
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    Translation: vi » artery
    Translation: zh » artery