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blood vessel

any of the vessels, as arteries, veins, or capillaries, through which the blood circulates.
Origin of blood vessel
1685-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blood vessel
  • It was discovered when a blood vessel in the tumor burst creating all the symptoms of a stroke.
  • Diuretics cause the kidneys to remove sodium and water from the body, thereby alleviating pressure on the blood vessel walls.
  • The end result is a blood vessel clogged with clumps of fat.
  • In addition, the endothelium acts as a barrier to prevent toxic substances from entering the blood vessel's wall.
  • Which in turn puts added pressure on the blood vessel walls.
  • The stylet is what is pushed through the skin to find a blood vessel inside.
  • That's the big blood vessel underneath the clavicle, or collarbone.
  • The scaffolds integrated with the animal's blood vessel networks and continued to express human proteins, according to the report.
  • It has nothing to do with the blood vessels of the heart, and is not caused by blood vessel disease.
  • Every blood vessel in the body is lined by a tight layer of endothelial cells.
British Dictionary definitions for blood vessel

blood vessel

an artery, capillary, or vein
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blood vessel in Medicine

blood vessel n.
An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, a sinus, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.

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blood vessel in Science
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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