Definition Of artery

noun

any of the muscular-walled tubes forming part of the circulation system by which blood (mainly that which has been oxygenated) is conveyed from the heart to all parts of the body.

Most are caused by a blood clot that forms in the veins, before passing through the heart and entering the arteries that carry blood to the lungs.

Example Of artery

  • All the four posters were along Portland Road which is one of the main arteries through Hove.

  • Along some of the main arteries that carry commuters on to Manhattan island, cars must contain more than two people to gain access.

  • An embolism in a coronary artery (an artery on the surface of the heart) can cause a heart attack.

  • Angiography is a special form of x-ray examination that shows the shape of the blood flow in arteries and veins.

  • As blood travels around the body in arteries and veins, it is under pressure.


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