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blood vessel

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noun
  1. any of the vessels, as arteries, veins, or capillaries, through which the blood circulates.
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Origin of blood vessel

First recorded in 1685–95
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Related Words for blood vessel

artery, vein, capillary, arteriole, metarteriole, venule

Examples from the Web for blood vessel

Historical Examples of blood vessel

  • Meanwhile I was bleeding tremendously, for he had cut a blood-vessel in my arm.'

    Gerald Fitzgerald

    Charles James Lever

  • Every blood-vessel was striving to grapple with the present.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

  • When the ogress heard it she burst a blood-vessel (in her heart) and died.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane

  • “The poor fellow must have broken a blood-vessel, sir,” said Raby.

  • The injury referred to was the bursting of a blood-vessel in the lungs.


British Dictionary definitions for blood vessel

blood vessel

noun
  1. an artery, capillary, or vein
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blood vessel in Medicine

blood vessel

n.
  1. An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, a sinus, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.
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blood vessel in Science

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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