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any of the small vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join to form veins. adj., adj ven´ular.
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ven·ule(ven'yūl, vē'nūl), [TA]
A venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
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A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins.
ven′u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.
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venuleA very small VEIN.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
venulea small vein, differentiated from a capillary by possessing connective tissue (and sometimes smooth muscle) in the walls.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Venous radicle continuous with a capillary.
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