Definition of artery noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    artery

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɑrt̮əri//
     
    (pl. arteries)
     
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  1. 1any of the tubes that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body blocked arteries compare vein see also coronary artery
  2. 2 a large and important road, river, railroad line, etc.
NAmE//ɑrˈtɪriəl//
 
adjective [only before noun] arterial blood/disease an arterial road
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: artery

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