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microcirculation

[ mahy-kroh-sur-kyuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

the movement of blood through the arterioles, capillaries, and venules.

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Origin of microcirculation

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + circulation
mi·cro·cir·cu·la·to·ry [mahy-kroh-sur-kyuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈsɜr kyə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Medical definitions for microcirculation

microcirculation
[ mī′krō-sûr′kyə-lāshən ]

n.

The flow of blood or lymph through the smallest vessels of the body, especially as the venules, capillaries, and arterioles.
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