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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. 2a 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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