blood vessel


noun

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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Related Words for blood vessel

artery, vein, capillary, arteriole, metarteriole, venule

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British Dictionary definitions for blood vessel

blood vessel

noun

an artery, capillary, or vein
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blood vessel in Medicine

blood vessel

n.

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

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