[ ven-yool ]
/ ˈvɛn yul /
a small vein.
one of the branches of a vein in the wing of an insect.
Also veinule, veinulet.
Origin of venule
Related formsven·u·lar, adjectivein·ter·ven·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for venule
/ (ˈvɛnjuːl) /
anatomy any of the small branches of a vein that receives oxygen-depleted blood from the capillaries and returns it to the heart via the venous system
any of the branches of a vein in an insect's wing
Derived Formsvenular (ˈvɛnjʊlə), adjective
Word Origin for venule
C19: from Latin vēnula diminutive of vēna vein
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Medicine definitions for venule
[ vĕn′yōōl, vēn′- ]
A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.capillary vein
Related formsven′u•lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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Science definitions for venule
[ vĕn′yōōl ]
Any of the smaller veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins.
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