artery definition, meaning - what is artery in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “artery”

See all translations

artery

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.tər.i/  us   /ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ-/

artery noun [C] (IN BODY)

one of the thick tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body: Hardening of the coronary arteries can lead to a heart attack.

artery noun [C] (ROUTE)

an important road or railway line: the main arteries leading into London
arterial
adjective uk   /ɑːˈtɪə.ri.əl/  us   /ɑːrˈtɪr.i-/
the arterial walls arterial roads
(Definition of artery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of artery?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “artery” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More