[ mahy-kroh-sur-kyuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˌsɜr kyəˈleɪ ʃən /


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

Origin of microcirculation

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + circulation

OTHER WORDS FROM microcirculation

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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Medicine definitions for microcirculation

[ mī′krō-sûr′kyə-lāshən ]


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