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pulmonary artery

noun, Anatomy
1.
an artery conveying venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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Examples from the web for pulmonary artery
  • Once it is in place, the blood pressure in the pulmonary artery is measured.
  • It is directed forward and toward the right and overlaps the root of the pulmonary artery.
  • The aorta and pulmonary artery are enclosed in one tube, the arterial mesocardium.
  • Doctors discovered a rare condition stemming from his previously unknown lack of a right main pulmonary artery.
British Dictionary definitions for pulmonary artery

pulmonary artery

noun
1.
either of the two arteries that convey oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs
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pulmonary artery in Medicine

pulmonary artery n.

  1. An artery that enters the hilus of the right lung, with branches distributed with the bronchi; right pulmonary artery.

  2. An artery that enters the hilus of the left lung, with branches distributed with the bronchi; left pulmonary artery.

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pulmonary artery in Science
pulmonary artery  
The artery that carries blood with low levels of oxygen from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs.
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pulmonary artery in Culture
pulmonary artery [(pool-muh-ner-ee)]

A large artery that carries blood directly from the heart to the lungs.

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