\ˈɑːtəɹi], \ˈɑːtəɹi], \ˈɑː_t_ə_ɹ_i]\
Definitions of ARTERY
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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They, at first, gave the name Artery to the trachea, because it is filled with air; and afterwards they used the same term for the arteries, properly so called, probably because they commonly found them empty in the dead body. Arteries, with the moderns, signify the order of vessels, which arise from the two ventricles of the heart, and have valves only at their origin. They are cylindrical, firm, and elastic canals; of a yellowish white colour; little dilatable; easily lacerable; and formed 1. Of an external, laminated, or areolar membrane, of a dense and close character. 2. Of a middle coat composed of fibres, which do not, however, contract on the application of the galvanic stimulus, formed chiefly of elastic tissue, and also of smooth muscular fibres, and eminently elastic; and, 3. Of an inner coat, which is thin, diaphanous, reddish, and polished. The use of the arteries is to carry the blood from the heart to the various parts of the system. It will be obvious, however, that they cannot all convey arterial blood. The pulmonary artery, for example, is destined to convey the venous blood to the lungs, there to be converted into arterial; whilst the pulmonary veins convey arterial blood back to the heart.
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