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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.
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blood vessel

n
(Anatomy) an artery, capillary, or vein
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blood′ ves`sel


n.
any channel through which the blood normally circulates; an artery, vein, or capillary.
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blood vessel

An elastic tube or passage in the body through which blood circulates; an artery, a vein, or a capillary.
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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
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blood vessel

noun vein, artery He's ruptured a blood vessel.
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Translations

blood vessel

nvaso sanguigno
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He apprised the court that 60% right side bloodvessels and 30% of left side of his client had been blocked.
As shown in Figure 6, at x200 magnification under light microscopy, there were significantly fewer countable bloodvessels in the tumors of IFN[alpha]-AF-MSC-engrafted mice (25 [+ or -] 6) compared with those in the untreated mice (35 [+ or -] 2, P <0.05).
The histopathology of ENKL is characterized by vascular central lesions, where the polymorphous lymphoma cells invade around small bloodvessels or vascular tissue, resulting in vascular obstruction and tissue ischemia and extensive necrosis [17].
Integrin alpha v beta 3 antagonists promote tumor regression by inducing apoptosis of angiogenic bloodvessels. Cell.
Small eosinophilic particles were also observed in bloodvessels (Figure 4(b)).
These nerves were not just functioning to govern the dilation and contraction of the bloodvessels (in other words the sympathetic type nerves), but these nerves stained for neurotransmitters associated with pain (algesic agents, such as substance P and CGRP)," said Dr.