Ar*te"ri*al (#), a. [Cf. F. art'eriel.]

1.

Of or pertaining to an artery, or the arteries; as, arterial action; the arterial system.

2.

Of or pertaining to a main channel (resembling an artery), as a river, canal, or railroad.

Arterial blood, blood which has been changed and vitalized (arterialized) during passage through the lungs.

 

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