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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artery  \Ar"ter*y\,  n.;  pl  {Arteries}.  [L.  arteria  windpipe, 
  artery,  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  The  trachea  or  windpipe.  [Obs.]  ``Under  the  artery,  or 
  windpipe,  is  the  mouth  of  the  stomach.''  --Holland. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  One  of  the  vessels  or  tubes  which  carry  either 
  venous  or  arterial  blood  from  the  heart.  They  have  tricker 
  and  more  muscular  walls  than  veins,  and  are  connected  with 
  them  by  capillaries. 
 
  Note:  In  man  and  other  mammals,  the  arteries  which  contain 
  arterialized  blood  receive  it  from  the  left  ventricle 
  of  the  heart  through  the  aorta.  See  {Aorta}.  The 
  pulmonary  artery  conveys  the  venous  blood  from  the 
  right  ventricle  to  the  lungs,  whence  the  arterialized 
  blood  is  returned  through  the  pulmonary  veins. 
 
  3.  Hence:  Any  continuous  or  ramified  channel  of 
  communication;  as  arteries  of  trade  or  commerce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artery 
  n  1:  a  blood  vessel  that  carries  blood  from  the  heart  to  the  body 
  [syn:  {arteria}] 
  2:  a  major  thoroughfare  that  bears  important  traffic 




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