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blood vessel

n.
An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.

blood vessel

n
(Anatomy) an artery, capillary, or vein

blood′ ves`sel


n.
any channel through which the blood normally circulates; an artery, vein, or capillary.
[1685–95]

blood vessel

An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulatesblood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates  
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
vas, vessel - a tube in which a body fluid circulates
ductus arteriosus - a blood vessel in a fetus that bypasses pulmonary circulation by connecting the pulmonary artery directly to the ascending aorta; normally closes at birth
vasa vasorum - any small blood vessel ramifying on the outside of a major artery or vein
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
capillary vessel, capillary - any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
cardiovascular system, circulatory system - the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body

blood vessel

noun vein, artery He's ruptured a blood vessel.
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For the first time, doctors have shown that by inserting extra genes into the heart, they can stimulate the growth of new blood vessels, enabling patients to grow their own bypasses.
But when there is leakage it goes through the blood vessel walls into the perivascular space and pools there.
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London, Nov 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed that tumours don't rely on their host's blood vessels for nourishment because they can make their own blood vessels.
Starting with bits of skin, scientists have produced new blood vessels in a laboratory and successfully implanted them into two patients, a medical first.
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