|1.||anatomy any of the small branches of a vein that receives oxygen-depleted blood from the capillaries and returns it to the heart via the venous system|
|2.||any of the branches of a vein in an insect's wing|
|[C19: from Latin vēnula diminutive of vēna|
venule ven·ule (věn'yōōl, vēn'-)
A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins. Also called capillary vein.
|venule (věn'yl) Pronunciation Key
Any of the smaller veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins.