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An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.
(Anatomy) an artery, capillary, or vein
any channel through which the blood normally circulates; an artery, vein, or capillary.
An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
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|Noun||1.||blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates |
arteria, arterial blood vessel, artery - a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
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"