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(ves'el) [Fr. vessel fr. L. vascellum, a little vessel]
A tube, duct, or canal to convey the fluids of the body. Synonym: vas

blood vessel

Any of the vessels carrying blood (arteries, veins, and capillaries).

chyliferous vessel

See: lacteal

collateral vessel

A vessel parallel to the vessel from which it arose.

conception vessel

Abbreviation: CV
In acupuncture, a meridian that runs down the midline of the body from the chin to the perineum.

conduit vessel

One of the large blood vessels that conducts fluid from the heart to the systemic circulation. The elasticity of these vessels is an important factor in the development of hypertension.

governor vessel

Abbreviation: GV
One of the meridians used in acupuncture and shiatsu. It runs along the center of the back of the body.

great vessel

One of the large blood vessels entering and leaving the heart.

lacteal vessel

See: lacteal

lymphatic vessel

See: lymphatic

mixing vessel

An animal infected by more than one influenza virus at a time and in which the genes of the virus may assort themselves in novel, potentially hazardous combinations.

nutrient vessel

One of the vessels supplying specific areas such as the interior of bones.

radicular vessel

A branch of a vertebral artery supplying a cranial nerve root.

governor vessel

Abbreviation: GV
One of the meridians used in acupuncture and shiatsu. It runs along the center of the back of the body.
See also: vessel


n the governor vessel, an acupuncture channel running from the tailbone to the upper lip along the back of the body.
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