[ ahr-teer-ee-ohl ]
/ ɑrˈtɪər iˌoʊl /
Anatomy. any of the smallest branches of an artery, terminating in capillaries.
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Origin of arteriole
OTHER WORDS FROM arteriolear·te·ri·o·lar, adjective
Words nearby arteriole
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British Dictionary definitions for arteriolar
/ (ɑːˈtɪərɪˌəʊl) /
anatomy any of the small subdivisions of an artery that form thin-walled vessels ending in capillaries
Word Origin for arteriole
C19: from New Latin arteriola, from Latin artēria artery
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Medical definitions for arteriolar
[ är-tîr′ē-ōl′ ]
A minute artery, especially a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.
Other words from arteriolear•te′ri•o′lar (-ō′lər, -ə-lər) adj.
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Scientific definitions for arteriolar
[ är-tîr′ē-ōl′ ]
Any of the smaller branches of an artery, especially one that connects with a capillary.
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