blood vessel


noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for blood vessel

blood vessel

noun

an artery, capillary, or vein
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Medical definitions for blood vessel

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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Scientific definitions for blood vessel

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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