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 (mī′krō-văs′kyə-lə-cho͝or′, -chər)
The portion of the circulatory system composed of the smallest vessels, such as the capillaries, arterioles, and venules.

mi′cro·vas′cu·lar (-kyə-lər) adj.
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25 mg ROFA 24 hr before spinotrapezius muscle microvessel dissection.
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Additionally, curcumin-treated mice experienced a reduction in vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), indicating reduced angiogenesis, as well as significantly lower microvessel density in adipose tissue.
In those mice, we observed a suppression of microvessel density in fat tissue, a sign of less blood vessel growth and thus less expansion of fat.