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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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