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arteriole

[ ahr-teer-ee-ohl ]
/ ɑrˈtɪər iˌoʊl /
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noun

Anatomy. any of the smallest branches of an artery, terminating in capillaries.

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Origin of arteriole

1830–40; <New Latin artēriola, equivalent to Latin artēri(a) artery + -ola-ole1

OTHER WORDS FROM arteriole

ar·te·ri·o·lar, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for arteriole

  • A dilated arteriole or a vein winding about among the capillaries may sometimes be detected.

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British Dictionary definitions for arteriole

arteriole
/ (ɑːˈtɪərɪˌəʊl) /

noun

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 arteriole

arteriole
[ är-tîrē-ōl′ ]

n.

A minute artery, especially a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.

Other words from arteriole

ar•te′ri•olar (lər, -ə-lər) adj.
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Scientific definitions for arteriole

arteriole
[ är-tîrē-ōl′ ]

Any of the smaller branches of an artery, especially one that connects with a capillary.
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