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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.
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(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]
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any of the smallest branches of an artery.
[1830–40; < New Latin artēriola]
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Any of the smaller branches of an artery, especially one that ends in the capillaries.
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A small artery supplying blood from a main artery to a capillary.
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n. arteriola, arteria diminuta que termina en un capilar.
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