Anatomy. a blood vessel that conveys blood from the heart to any part of the body.
a main channel or highway, especially of a connected system with many branches.
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How to use artery in a sentence
The illusion of its Tolkien-esque isolation was fractured by its scary close proximity to the McKenzie Highway, a north–south artery thundering with logging trucks and sclerotic with tourists.
Former streets become snaking arteries of livable spaces, embedded with renewable energy resources, green vehicles, and productive nutrient zones.Future Cities: New Challenges Mean We Need to Reimagine the Look of Urban Landscapes | Nick Dunn | December 18, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Meanwhile, only in the massed-practice group did some trainees tear their furry patients’ arteries so badly that they had to call off the exercise.Cramming may help for next-day exams. But for long-term memory, spacing out study is what works. | Sanjay Sarma, Luke Yoquinto | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
They are both largely car dependent, located near interstate arteries.MLB’s Newest Ballpark Is A Shift Away From Retro-Era Stadiums | Travis Sawchik | July 16, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
ACE2 can be found on the surface of cells in the lungs, arteries, heart, kidney and intestines.Coronavirus Deaths And Those Of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery Have Something In Common: Racism | LGBTQ-Editor | June 10, 2020 | No Straight News
The painting is of a human heart set inside a wind-up music box that has a metal rod poking out of the pulmonary artery.
A fragment penetrated her shoulder, missing a major artery by an inch.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts | Itay Hod | July 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The horn, or broken rib, had hit an artery, and within a few minutes, or seconds, he was dead.
Dr. Ornish became famous in the 1990s for showing reversal of coronary artery disease using a very low-fat, near-vegetarian diet.
A bullet had struck a femoral artery and it was gushing blood as she kept firing.
On the other hand, his feet are so cold from the artery being severed that they anticipate mortification.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
They scoured every main artery and side road and cart track for miles in every direction, he and Johnny the Itch.
The vital artery was missed, as he had anticipated, and the result was as he had foreseen.
On catching him I found that he had somehow severed an artery in his tail, and I had to improvise a tourniquet to stop the flow.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
It would be the bursting of the ligature of the artery; and once under the water with its heavy burden, no power could raise it.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for artery
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Scientific definitions for artery
Any of the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body's cells, tissues, and organs. Arteries are flexible, elastic tubes with muscular walls that expand and contract to pump blood through the body.
- arterial adjective (är-tîr′ē-əl)
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