Definition of “artery” - English Dictionary

“artery” in British English

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arterynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɑː.tər.i/ us /ˈɑːr.t̬ɚ.i/

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.
arterial
adjective uk /ɑːˈtɪə.ri.əl/ us /ɑːrˈtɪr.i.əl/

the arterial walls
arterial roads

(Definition of “artery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“artery” in American English

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arterynoun [ C ]

us /ˈɑr·t̬ə·ri/

artery noun [ C ] (TUBE)

biology one of the larger tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body

artery noun [ C ] (ROAD)

(Definition of “artery” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)