noun (plural -teries) Etymology: Middle English arterie, from Latin arteria, from Greek artēria; akin to Greek aortē aorta Date: 14th century 1. any of the tubular branching muscular- and elastic-walled vessels that carry blood from the heart through the body 2. a channel (as a river or highway) of transportation or communication; especially the main channel in a branching system

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  • artery — (n.) late 14c., from Anglo Fr. arterie, O.Fr. artaire (13c.; Mod.Fr. artère), and directly from L. arteria, from Gk. arteria windpipe, also an artery, as distinct from a vein; related to aeirein to raise (see AORTA (Cf. aorta)). They were… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • artery — [ärt′ər ē] n. pl. arteries [ME arterie < L arteria, windpipe, artery < Gr artēria, prob. < aeirein, to lift, take up] 1. any one of the system of thick walled blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart: cf. VEIN, CAPILLARY 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • artery — index causeway, conduit (channel), way (channel) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • artery — route, course, *way, passage, pass …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • artery — [n] channel avenue, boulevard, canal, conduit, corridor, course, duct, highway, line, passage, pathway, road, route, sewer, thoroughfare, track, tube, way; concept 501 …   New thesaurus

  • artery — ► NOUN (pl. arteries) 1) any of the muscular walled tubes through which blood flows from the heart around the body. 2) an important route in a transport system. DERIVATIVES arterial adjective. ORIGIN Greek art ria …   English terms dictionary

  • artery — /ahr teuh ree/, n., pl. arteries. 1. Anat. a blood vessel that conveys blood from the heart to any part of the body. 2. a main channel or highway, esp. of a connected system with many branches. [1350 1400; ME < L arteria < Gk: windpipe, artery.… …   Universalium

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