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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.

ves·sel

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

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.

vessel

See Blood vessel, Corkscrew vessels, Double-barreled blood vessel, Great vessel, Hairpin vessel Public health An enclosable structure. See Containment vessel.

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]

vessel

Any closed channel for conveying fluid.

vessel

  1. a tubular structure that transports blood.
  2. see XYLEM VESSEL.

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl) [TA]
Structure conveying or containing a fluid.