reservoir

Medical Dictionary

pool (pōōl)
n.
A collection of blood in any region of the body due to dilation and retardation of the circulation in capillaries and veins.

American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

reservoir res·er·voir (rěz'ər-vwär', -vwôr', -vôr')
n.

  1. A fluid-containing sac or cavity.

  2. An organism or a population that directly or indirectly transmits a pathogen while being virtually immune to its effects.

  3. A large or extra supply; a reserve.

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