Translation of artery in Spanish:

artery

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːrtəri; ˈɑːtəri/

n (plural -ries)

  • 1.1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] arteria (feminine)
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    • Most are caused by a blood clot that forms in the veins, before passing through the heart and entering the arteries that carry blood to the lungs.
    • Thus the fetus grows its own umbilical cord, containing its own blood vessels: two arteries and a single vein.
    • Over time, it can cause damage to the heart and arteries and other body organs.
    1.2 [Transport/Transporte] carretera (feminine) importante
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    • During the Dutch colonial era this river was an important artery in the city.
    • It links two main arteries of the West Coast route: the line to Manchester via Stafford and Crewe and the line via Stoke on Trent.
    • This road is the main artery between Windhoek, southern Namibia and South Africa.

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