follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

veinule

[veyn-yool] /ˈveɪn yul/
noun
1.
Also, veinulet
[veyn-yuh-lit] /ˈveɪn yə lɪt/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin

venule

[ven-yool] /ˈvɛn yul/
noun
1.
a small vein.
2.
one of the branches of a vein in the wing of an insect.
Also, veinule, veinulet.
Origin
1840-50; < Latin vēnula little vein. See vein, -ule
Related forms
venular, adjective
intervenular, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for veinulet

veinule

/ˈveɪnjuːl/
noun
1.
a less common spelling of venule

venule

/ˈvɛnjuːl/
noun
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
Derived Forms
venular (ˈvɛnjʊlə) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin vēnula diminutive of vēnavein
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for veinulet

venule

n.

1850, from Latin venula, diminutive of vena "vein" (see vein).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
veinulet in Medicine

venule ven·ule (věn'yōōl, vēn'-)
n.
A small vein, especially one joining capillaries to larger veins. Also called capillary vein.


ven'u·lar (-yə-lər) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
veinulet in Science
venule
  (věn'yl)   
Any of the smaller veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for veinule

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for veinulet

11
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for veinulet