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ar·te·ri·ole

 (är-tîr′ē-ōl′)
n.
One of the small terminal branches of an artery, especially one that connects with a capillary.

[New Latin artēriola, diminutive of Latin artēria, artery, from Greek artēriā; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

ar·te′ri·o′lar (-ō′lər, -ə-lər) adj.

arteriole

(ɑːˈtɪərɪˌəʊl)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy any of the small subdivisions of an artery that form thin-walled vessels ending in capillaries
[C19: from New Latin arteriola, from Latin artēria artery]

ar•te•ri•ole

(ɑrˈtɪər iˌoʊl)

n.
any of the smallest branches of an artery.
[1830–40; < New Latin artēriola]
ar•te`ri•o′lar, adj.

ar·te·ri·ole

(är-tîr′ē-ōl′)
Any of the smaller branches of an artery, especially one that ends in the capillaries.

arteriole

A small artery supplying blood from a main artery to a capillary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arteriole - one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillariesarteriole - one of the small thin-walled arteries that end in capillaries
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
Translations

ar·te·ri·ole

n. arteriola, arteria diminuta que termina en un capilar.
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