microcirculation

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

noun

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

Nearby words

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  2. microcinematography,
  3. microciona,
  4. microcircuit,
  5. microcircuitry,
  6. microclimate,
  7. microclimatology,
  8. microcline,
  9. micrococcaceae,
  10. micrococcus

Origin of microcirculation

First recorded in 1955–60; micro- + circulation

Related formsmi·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

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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