collateral vessel

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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.

col·lat·er·al ves·sel

[TA]
1. a branch of an artery running parallel with the parent trunk;
2. a vessel that runs in parallel with another vessel, nerve, or other long structure.
Synonym(s): vas collaterale [TA]

collateral vessel

Etymology: L, cum + latus, side, vascellum, small vase
a branch of an artery or vein used as an accessory to the blood vessel from which it arises.

col·lat·er·al ves·sel

(kŏ-lat'ĕr-ăl ves'ĕl) [TA]
1. A branch of an artery running parallel with the parent trunk.
2. A vessel that runs in parallel with another vessel, nerve, or other long structure.

vessel

any channel for carrying a fluid, such as blood or lymph. See also vas.

absorbent v's
lymphatic vessels.
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 a collateral circulation.
great v's
the large vessels entering the heart, including the aorta, the pulmonary arteries and veins, and the venae cavae.
lacteal v's
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 lymph nodes or the bloodstream.
nutrient v's
vessels supplying nutritive elements to special tissues, e.g. arteries entering the substance of bone or the walls of large blood vessels.