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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
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin vēnula little vein. See vein, -ule
Related forms
venular, adjective
intervenular, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Word Origin and History for venule
n.

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

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venule 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.
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venule in Science
venule
  (věn'yl)   
Any of the smaller veins that connect the capillaries to larger veins.
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