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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.

blood ves·sel

(blŭd ves'il), [TA]
Any vessel conveying blood: arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins. conveying blood.
Synonym(s): vas sanguineum [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

blood vessel

n.
An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.
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blood vessel

A generic term for a tube lined by endothelium and usually invested with a muscle layer of varying thickness, which transports blood to peripheral tissues and back.

Types
Arteries, veins, and capillaries.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

blood ves·sel

(blŭd ves'ĕl) [TA]
Any vessel conveying blood: arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

blood vessel

Any artery, arteriole, capillary, venule or vein.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

blood vessel

one of a number of muscular tubes found in higher invertebrates and all vertebrates which connect the heart to the tissues (via arteries and capillaries) and the tissues to the heart (via veins) forming a BLOOD CIRCULATORY SYSTEM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

blood ves·sel

(blŭd ves'ĕl) [TA]
Any vessel conveying blood: arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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