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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.

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl), [TA]
A structure conveying or containing a fluid.
See also: vas.
[O. Fr. fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vas]

vessel

(vĕs′əl)
n.
1. A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.
2. Anatomy A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid: a blood vessel.

vessel

See Blood vessel, Corkscrew vessels, Double-barreled blood vessel, Great vessel, Hairpin vessel Public health An enclosable structure. See Containment vessel.

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl) [TA]
A structure conveying or containing a fluid, especially a liquid.
See also: vas
[O. Fr. fr. L. vascellum, dim. of vas]

vessel

Any closed channel for conveying fluid.

vessel

  1. a tubular structure that transports blood.
  2. see XYLEM VESSEL.

ves·sel

(ves'ĕl) [TA]
Structure conveying or containing a fluid.
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Not the slightest movement in the vessel had been perceptible in the cabin; not a sound had been audible indicating the rising of the breeze.
"I went to the owners of the vessel," pursued Sir Joseph." I got from them the names of the officers and the crew, and I waited, leaving the case in the hands of the Liverpool police.
The sails flapped, the main boom swung over with a thump, and the stagnant water, stirred at last, bubbled merrily past the vessel's sides.
Here the vessels engaged in the fur trade touched to make repairs and procure provisions; and here they often sheltered themselves during the winters that occurred in their long coasting expeditions.
"It would be difficult," he writes, "to imagine the frantic gambols that are daily played off here; sometimes dressing in red coats, and otherwise very fantastically, and collecting a number of ignorant natives around them, telling them that they are the great eris of the Northwest, and making arrangements for sending three or four vessels yearly to them from the coast with spars,
As one of the vessels of the company will, in the course of events, have to appeal to the justice and magnanimity of this island potentate, we shall see how far the honest captain was right in his opinion.
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In the mean while, eleven vessel arrived and berthed at Karachi Port during the last 24 hours.
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Khalid bin Musallam al Rowas Director General of the Directorate General of Tourism in Dhofar Governorate delivered a speech where he pointed out that the vessel will head to Sultan Qaboos Port during the period from January 15th to 19th.