gomitoli

gomitoli

 [go-mit´o-li]
a network of capillaries in the upper infundibular stem (of the hypothalamus), which surround terminal arterioles of the superior hypophyseal arteries and that lead into the portal veins to the adenohypophysis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

go·mit·o·li

(gō-mit'tō-lī),
Intricately coiled and looped capillary vessels for the most part present in the upper infundibular stem of the stalk of the pituitary gland; they make up a portion of the pituitary portal circulation.
[It. gomitolo, coil]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

go·mit·o·li

(gō-mit'ō-lē)
Intricately coiled and looped capillary vessels present largely in the upper infundibular stem of the stalk of the pituitary gland; they make up a portion of the pituitary portal circulation.
[It. gomitolo, coil]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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