arteriole

arteriole

[ahr-teer-ee-ohl]
noun
Anatomy. any of the smallest branches of an artery, terminating in capillaries.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin artēriola, equivalent to Latin artēri(a) artery + -ola -ole1

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

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arteriole
"small artery," c.1840, from Mod.L. arteriola, dim. of arteria (see artery).
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arteriole ar·te·ri·ole (är-tǐr'ē-ōl')
n.
A minute artery, especially a terminal artery continuous with the capillary network.


ar·te'ri·o'lar (-ō'lər, -ə-lər) adj.
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arteriole   (är-tîr'ē-ōl')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of the smaller branches of an artery, especially one that connects with a capillary.
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