nutrient artery


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nutrient artery an artery that supplies the medullary cavity of the long bone
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In literature:

The stomach, the nutrient arteries, the lungs, have no love, no patriotism, no pity; but they are perfectly honest.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
Arrest of growth in the bone from injury to the nutrient artery is also said to have occurred.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It is not uncommon that the nutrient arteries have their action so much increased in some parts, as to produce preternatural growth.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter

In news:

The arteries and veins carry blood throughout the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues and taking away tissue waste matter.
Flowing through the arteries and veins, blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body and returns waste materials to be expelled from the body.