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"artery" in American English

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arterynoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑr·t̬ə·ri/
  • artery noun [C] (TUBE)

biology one of the ​largertubes that ​carryblood from the ​heart to other ​parts of the ​body
  • artery noun [C] (ROAD)

an ​importantroad, ​river, or other ​transportationroute
(Definition of artery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"artery" in British English

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arterynoun [C]

uk   /ˈɑː.tər.i/  us   /ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ-/
  • artery noun [C] (IN BODY)

one of the ​thicktubes that ​carryblood from the ​heart to other ​parts of the ​body: Hardening of the ​coronary arteries can ​lead to a ​heartattack.
  • artery noun [C] (ROUTE)

an ​importantroad or ​railwayline: the ​main arteries ​leading into London
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)
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