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English definition of “artery”


noun [C] (IN BODY)    /ˈɑː.tər.i/ US  /ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ-/
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 .The circulatory system and blood arterial     /ɑːˈtɪə.ri.əl/ US  /ɑːrˈtɪr.i-/ adjective the arterial walls arterial roads Relating to particular parts of the bodyUrban and residential streets
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