blood vessels

blood vessel

noun
any of the vessels, as arteries, veins, or capillaries, through which the blood circulates.

Origin:
1685–95

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blood vessel
 
n
an artery, capillary, or vein

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


The flexible tubular canals through which blood circulates in the body. Arteries, veins, and capillaries are all kinds of blood vessels. (See circulatory system.)

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