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veinule

[veyn-yool]
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noun
  1. venule.
Also vein·u·let [veyn-yuh-lit] /ˈveɪn yə lɪt/.

Origin of veinule

venule

[ven-yool]
noun
  1. a small vein.
  2. one of the branches of a vein in the wing of an insect.
Also veinule, veinulet.

Origin of venule

First recorded in 1840–50, venule is from the Latin word vēnula little vein. See vein, -ule
Related formsven·u·lar, adjectivein·ter·ven·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for veinulet

veinule

noun
  1. a less common spelling of venule

venule

noun
  1. anatomy any of the small branches of a vein that receives oxygen-depleted blood from the capillaries and returns it to the heart via the venous system
  2. any of the branches of a vein in an insect's wing
Derived Formsvenular (ˈvɛnjʊlə), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Latin vēnula diminutive of vēna vein
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for veinulet

venule

n.

1850, from Latin venula, diminutive of vena "vein" (see vein).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

veinulet in Medicine

venule

([object Object])
n.
  1. A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.capillary vein
Related formsvenu•lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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veinulet in Science

venule

[vĕnyōōl]
  1. Any of the smaller veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins.
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