noun, plural ar·ter·ies.
- arteriovenous fistula,
- arteriovenous nicking,
- arteriovenous oxygen difference,
- arteriovenous shunt,
- artery of angular gyrus,
- artery of bulb of penis,
- artery of bulb of vestibule,
- artery of ductus deferens,
- artery of kidney
Origin of artery
Examples from the Web for arteries
Twenty minutes later, the surgeons told us they needed to start on the 12-hour operation to save his arteries.
The drug halts the development of atherosclerosis, a word referring to the hardening of the arteries.Scientists at Johns Hopkins Come Closer to Eliminating Heart Disease|Dale Eisinger|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Paleo diet is dangerous because it permits red meat, which clogs our arteries and shortens our lifespan.
Of these deaths, coronary heart disease—the narrowing of the arteries that feed the heart—accounts for more than half the deaths.Heart Attack 101: What May Have Killed James Gandolfini|Kent Sepkowitz|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is art that reaches deep into arteries and jowels that sag with life lived.
The skin was covered with purple wales, crossing each other like the arteries in an anatomic plate!The Maroon|Mayne Reid
They show that the arteries are comparatively empty and that the veins are congested.
There, when my days100 of moneylust are over, I go to chew my memories and dream my dreams and listen to my arteries hardening.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Table illustrating anastomotic circulation after ligature of arteries of lower limb.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
Diseases of the aortic valves of the heart cause visible pulsations of the arteries, especially of those in the neck.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for artery
late 14c., from Anglo-French arterie, Old French artaire (13c.; Modern French artère), and directly from Latin arteria, from Greek arteria "windpipe," also "an artery," as distinct from a vein; related to aeirein "to raise" (see aorta).
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," and 16c. senses of artery in English include "trachea, windpipe." The word is used in reference to artery-like systems of major rivers from 1805; of railways from 1850.