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vessel

 [ves´el]
any channel for carrying a fluid, such as blood or lymph; called also vas.
absorbent vessel lymphatic vessel.
blood vessel any of the vessels conveying the blood; an artery, arteriole, vein, venule, or capillary.
collateral vessel
1. a vessel that parallels another vessel, a nerve, or other structure.
2. a vessel important in establishing and maintaining collateral circulation.
great v's the large vessels entering the heart, including the aorta, the pulmonary arteries and veins, and the venae cavae.
lacteal vessel those that take up chyle from the intestinal wall during digestion.
lymphatic v's the capillaries, collecting vessels, and trunks that collect lymph from the tissues and carry it to the blood stream.
nutrient v's vessels supplying nutritive elements to special tissues, as arteries entering the substance of bone or the walls of large blood vessels.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl), [TA]
A structure conveying or containing a fluid.
See also: vas.
[O. Fr. fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vas]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vessel

(vĕs′əl)
n.
1. A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
2. Anatomy A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid: a blood vessel.
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vessel

See Blood vessel, Corkscrew vessels, Double-barreled blood vessel, Great vessel, Hairpin vessel Public health An enclosable structure. See Containment vessel.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl) [TA]
A structure conveying or containing a fluid, especially a liquid.
See also: vas
[O. Fr. fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vas]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vessel

Any closed channel for conveying fluid.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

vessel

  1. a tubular structure that transports blood.
  2. see XYLEM VESSEL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl) [TA]
Structure conveying or containing a fluid.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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