blood vessel

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  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for blood vessel

blood vessel

  1. an artery, capillary, or vein

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Scientific definitions for blood vessel

blood vessel

  1. An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.

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