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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
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