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vasa vasorum

vasa vasorum in Medicine

vasa vasorum vasa va·so·rum (vā-sôr'əm, -zôr'-)
Small arteries that are distributed to the outer and middle coats of the larger blood vessels and to their corresponding veins.

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  • The arteries are nourished by small vessels—the vasa vasorum—which ramify chiefly in the outer coat.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

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