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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

/ves·sel/ (ves´'l) any channel for carrying a fluid, such as blood or lymph.
blood vessel  one of the vessels conveying the blood, comprising arteries, capillaries, and veins.
chyliferous vessel  lacteal (2).
collateral vessel 
1. a vessel that parallels another vessel, nerve, or other structure.
2. a vessel important in establishing and maintaining a collateral circulation.
great vessels  the large vessels entering the heart, including the aorta, the pulmonary arteries and veins, and the venae cavae.
lacteal vessel  lacteal (2).
lymphatic vessels  the capillaries, collecting vessels, and trunks that collect lymph from the tissues and carry it to the blood stream.
nutrient vessels  vessels supplying nutritive elements to special tissues, as arteries entering the substance of bone or the walls of large blood vessels.

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

[ves′əl]
Etymology: L, vascellum, small vase
any one of the many tubules throughout the body conveying fluids, such as blood and lymph. The main kinds of vessels are the arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels.

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.

vessel(s),

n an avenue through which something can travel.
vessels, afferent,
n.pl vessels that carry fluids such as lymph or blood toward a structure or a part.
vessels, blood, visualization of,
n the methods by which the blood vessels are seen by the examiner. Direct visualization of blood vessels is possible only to a limited extent. The blood vessels in the retina can be directly visualized; the capillary loops in the fingernail can be seen by microscopy, and the blood vessels in the oral mucosa and gingivae can be visualized by infrared photography. More recently, radiography and cineradiography are used to visualize radiopaque substances. These methods can reveal the actual blood column, its width, variation in contour, and pathway. Arteriograms and venograms are useful in revealing spasms, obstructions, congenital defects, and collateral circulation of the deeper tissues.
vessels, efferent,
n.pl vessels that carry fluids such as lymph or blood away from a body part.

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.
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