terminal arteriole

terminal arteriole

Etymology: L, terminus, boundary, arteriola, little artery
an arteriole that divides into capillaries.

terminal arteriole

An arteriole that has no branches but splits into capillaries.
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Autopsy findings included hyaline thrombi in the terminal arterioles and capillaries of the heart and kidney.
Hyaline thrombosis of the terminal arterioles and capillaries: a hitherto undescribed disease.
The wall of the terminal arterioles is formed by flattened endothelial cells, and the fixed phagocytes are attached to the outer surface of the endothelium (Factor & Naar 1990).
An acute febrile pleiochromic anemia with hyaline thrombosis of the terminal arterioles and capillaries, an undescribed disease.

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