Associations to the word «Artery»


ARTERY, noun. An efferent blood vessel from the heart, conveying blood away from the heart regardless of oxygenation status; see pulmonary artery.
ARTERY, noun. A major transit corridor.
ARTERY OF ADAMKIEWICZ, noun. (anatomy) The largest anterior segmental medullary artery in humans, typically arising from a left posterior intercostal artery, which branches from the aorta and supplies the lower two thirds of the spinal cord via the anterior spinal artery.

Dictionary definition

ARTERY, noun. A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body.
ARTERY, noun. A major thoroughfare that bears important traffic.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats