- any of the vessels, as arteries, veins, or capillaries, through which the blood circulates.
Origin of blood vessel
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for blood vessel
Meanwhile I was bleeding tremendously, for he had cut a blood-vessel in my arm.'Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
Every blood-vessel was striving to grapple with the present.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
When the ogress heard it she burst a blood-vessel (in her heart) and died.Italian Popular Tales
Thomas Frederick Crane
“The poor fellow must have broken a blood-vessel, sir,” said Raby.The Pirate of the Mediterranean
The injury referred to was the bursting of a blood-vessel in the lungs.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines
- an artery, capillary, or vein
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- An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, a sinus, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.
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- An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
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