Arterial blood
Arterial Ar*te"ri*al, a. [Cf. F. art['e]riel.] 1. Of or pertaining to an artery, or the arteries; as, arterial action; the arterial system. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to a main channel (resembling an artery), as a river, canal, or railroad. [1913 Webster]

{Arterial blood}, blood which has been changed and vitalized (arterialized) during passage through the lungs. [1913 Webster]


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