- any of the vessels, as arteries, veins, or capillaries, through which the blood circulates.
Origin of blood vessel
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 Pirate of the Mediterranean
The injury referred to was the bursting of a blood-vessel in the lungs.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines
- an artery, capillary, or vein
- An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, a sinus, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.
- An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.