blood vessel


blood vessel
Any vessel conveying blood : arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins. conveying blood. SYN: vas sanguineum [TA].
- choroid blood vessel s [TA] the arteries and veins that, with the loose connective tissue and pigmented cells which form their matrix, comprise the vascular lamina of the choroid. SYN: vasa sanguinea choroideae [TA].
- intrapulmonary blood vessel s [TA] the intrasegmental branches of the pulmonary artery and vein that course within the parenchyma of the lungs. SYN: vasa sanguinea intrapulmonalia [TA].
- retinal blood vessel s [TA] the blood vasculature of the retina, including the branches and tributaries of the central retinal artery and vein, respectively, and the vascular circle of the optic nerve. SYN: vasa sanguinea retinae [TA].

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blood vessel n any of the vessels through which blood circulates in the body

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a tube carrying blood away from or towards the heart. Blood vessels are the means by which blood circulates throughout the body. See artery, arteriole, vein, venule, capillary.

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any of the vessels conveying the blood; an artery, arteriole, capillary, venule, or vein. Called also vas sanguineum [TA].

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Blood vessel — Blood ves sel (Anat.) Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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