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Meaning of artery

ar•ter•y

Pronunciation: (är'tu-rē), [key]
— pl. -ter•ies.
  1. a blood vessel that conveys blood from the heart to any part of the body.
  2. a main channel or highway, esp. of a connected system with many branches.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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