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venule

 [ven´ūl]
any of the small vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join to form veins. adj., adj ven´ular.

ven·ule

(ven'yūl, vē'nūl), [TA]
A venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
Synonym(s): venula [TA], capillary vein, veinlet

venule

/ven·ule/ (ven´ūl) any of the small vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join to form veins.ven´ular
postcapillary venule  venous capillary.
stellate venules of kidney  stellate veins of kidney.
straight venules of kidney  venules that drain the papillary part of the kidney and empty into the arcuate veins.

venule

(vĕn′yo͞ol, vēn′-)
n.
A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.

ven′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.

venule

[ven′yo̅o̅l]
Etymology: L, venula, small vein
any one of the small blood vessels that gather blood from the capillary plexuses and anastomose to form the veins. venular, adj.

ven·ule

(ven'yūl) [TA]
A venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
Synonym(s): venula [TA] , capillary vein.

venule

A very small VEIN.

venule

a small vein, differentiated from a capillary by possessing connective tissue (and sometimes smooth muscle) in the walls.

venule

capillary vein/minute vein

ven·ule

(ven'yūl) [TA]
Venous radicle continuous with a capillary.

venule (ven´ūl),

n the smallest of the venous blood vessels; consists of an endothelial tube enclosed in a variable amount of elastic and collagenous tissue. Smooth muscle is introduced in the media as the caliber of the vessel increases. The muscle fibers are distributed sparsely in the smaller ves-sels but coalesce into circumferential bands in the larger vessels.

venule

any of the small vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join to form veins.