[ hee-muh l ]
/ ˈhi məl /
Also hematal. of or relating to the blood or blood vessels.
Zoology. noting, pertaining to, or on the side of the body ventral to the spinal axis, containing the heart and principal blood vessels.
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Related formsin·ter·he·mal, adjectivepseu·do·he·mal, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hemal
[ hē′məl ]
Of or relating to the blood or blood vessels.
Relating to or located on the side of the body that contains the heart and principal blood vessels.
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