Complete Definition of "artery"

English

Pronunciation
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Etymology
From OF. artaire (French: artère).

Noun
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  1. The efferent vessels from the heart. Arteries convey blood away from the heart regardless of oxygenation status, see pulmonary artery.
  2. A major transit corridor.

Derived terms
arterial
arterially
arteriole
carotid artery

Translations

Albanian: arterie
Anglo-Saxon: ǽdre f
Catalan: artèria f
Chinese: 動脈, 动脉 (dòngmài)
Czech: tepna f
Dutch: slagader m
Finnish: valtimo (1)
French: artère f
German: Arterie f
Greek: αρτηρία (artiría) f
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Ido: arterio
Italian: arteria f
Japanese: 動脈 (どうみゃく, dōmyaku)
Korean: 동맥 (dongmaek)
Maltese: arterja
Polish: tętnica f
Portuguese: artéria f
Russian: артерия (artérija) f
Scottish Gaelic: cuisle f, cuisle-fhala f, cuisle-mhòr f
Slovene: arterija f
Spanish: arteria f

See also
aorta
A-road
atheroma
capillary
circulatory system
vein

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