artery

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artery   (är'tə-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood away from the heart to the body's cells, tissues, and organs. arteries are flexible, elastic tubes with muscular walls that expand and contract to pump blood through the body.

arterial adjective (är-tîr'ē-əl)
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