1 any of the tubes carrying blood from the heart to all parts of the body 动脉. Cf 参看 vein.
2 important route for traffic or transport, eg a road, railway line or river 干线（交通或运输的重要路线, 如公路, 铁路线或河流）.
1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin:
arteria, from Greek
one of the tubes that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body
a main road, railway line, river etc