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(ves'el) [Fr. vessel fr. L. vascellum, a little vessel]
A tube, duct, or canal to convey the fluids of the body. Synonym: vas

blood vessel

Any of the vessels carrying blood (arteries, veins, and capillaries).

chyliferous vessel

See: lacteal

collateral vessel

A vessel parallel to the vessel from which it arose.

conception vessel

Abbreviation: CV
In acupuncture, a meridian that runs down the midline of the body from the chin to the perineum.

conduit vessel

One of the large blood vessels that conducts fluid from the heart to the systemic circulation. The elasticity of these vessels is an important factor in the development of hypertension.

governor vessel

Abbreviation: GV
One of the meridians used in acupuncture and shiatsu. It runs along the center of the back of the body.

great vessel

One of the large blood vessels entering and leaving the heart.

lacteal vessel

See: lacteal

lymphatic vessel

See: lymphatic

mixing vessel

An animal infected by more than one influenza virus at a time and in which the genes of the virus may assort themselves in novel, potentially hazardous combinations.

nutrient vessel

One of the vessels supplying specific areas such as the interior of bones.

radicular vessel

A branch of a vertebral artery supplying a cranial nerve root.
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lymphatic vessel


lymphatic capillary

a vessel that carries LYMPH.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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Increased intratumoral lymphatic vessel density correlates with lymph node metastasis in early gastric carcinoma.
The submesothelial stratum includes variable amounts of collagen, elastic fibers, fibroblast-like cells, arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels [21].
(2013) Initial afferent lymphatic vessels controlling outbound leukocyte traffic from skin to lymph nodes.
Here, efferent lymphatic vessels spread out, join at the thoracic duct, and join the subclavian vein in the left venous angle [17].
In particular the entire lower or upper extremity can be examined in several steps with high spatial and temporal resolution, obtaining dynamic information of contrast agent uptake of both lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels [3].
Transmembrane protein PDPN is expressed in endothelial cells of lymphatic vessels and it has been used as a lymphangiogenesis marker in solid tumors [13].
The principal ascending draining lymphatic vessel located in the interventricular septum and later positioned near the left atrial appendage was constantly visible regardless of the method applied; however, in old monkeys this vessel could be sclerotic and highly beaded in appearance.
The lymphatic vessel density (LVD) assessments were performed by researchers blinded to the patient outcome data.
Studies of lymphatic vessels in normal human lung are rare, not only because for a long time lymphatic specific markers were not known, but also because in the lung the commonly used lymphatic marker lymphatic vessel endothelial hyaluronan receptor- (LYVE-)1 stains both lymphatic and blood vascular endothelial cells [17].
Specific immunohistochemical markers for lymphatic endothelial cells have been used such as lymphatic vessel endothelial receptor 1, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3, and Prox-1.