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arteriole

 [ahr-te´re-ōl]
a minute arterial branch. adj., adj arterio´lar.
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ar·te·ri·ole

(ar-tēr'ē-ōl), [TA]
A minute artery with a tunica media comprising only one or two layers of smooth muscle cells; a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.
Synonym(s): arteriola [TA]
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arteriole

(är-tîr′ē-ōl′)
n.
One of the small terminal branches of an artery, especially one that connects with a capillary.

ar·te′ri·o′lar (-ō′lər, -ə-lər) adj.
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arteriole

Anatomy A teeny weeny artery that connects arteries with capillaries
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ar·te·ri·ole

(ahr-tēr'ē-ōl) [TA]
A minute artery with a tunica media comprising only one or two layers of smooth muscle cells; a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.
Synonym(s): arteriola [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

arteriole

A small terminal branch of an artery, intermediate in size between an artery and a CAPILLARY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Fig. 48 Arteriole . Arterioles, capillaries and venules.

arteriole

any of the narrow, thin-walled arteries that carry oxygenated blood to the tissues from the heart, forming part of the BLOOD CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. Arterioles progressively get smaller as they approach the target tissue, giving offside branches which become capillaries. Some arterioles connect up directly to VENULES via SHUNT VESSELS, particularly in tissues with a constant blood supply such as the skin.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Arteriole

The smallest type of artery.
Mentioned in: Raynaud's Disease
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ar·te·ri·ole

(ahr-tēr'ē-ōl) [TA]
A minute artery with a tunica media comprising only one or two layers of smooth muscle cells; a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.
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