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Meaning of BLOOD VESSEL

Pronunciation:  blud 'vesul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a vessel in which blood circulates
 
 See Also: arteria, artery, capillary, cardiovascular system, circulatory system, ductus arteriosus, vas, vasa vasorum, vein, vena, vessel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blood" ves`sel\ (Anat.)
Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal,
as an artery or vein.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A tube in the body through which blood circulates. Blood vessels include a network of arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Tubes that act like a system of roads or canals to carry blood to and from all parts of the body. The three main types of blood vessels are arteries, veins, and capillaries. The heart pumps blood through these vessels so that the blood can carry with it oxygen and nutrients that the cells need or take away waste that the cells do not need.
 

 

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