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arteriole

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noun ar·te·ri·ole \är-ˈtir-ē-ˌōl\

Definition of arteriole

  1. :  any of the small terminal twigs of an artery that ends in capillaries

ar·te·ri·o·larplay \-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-ˌlär, -lər\ adjective


Origin of arteriole

French or New Latin; French artériole, probably from New Latin arteriola, diminutive of Latin arteria


First Known Use: 1830


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arteriole

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noun ar·te·ri·ole \är-ˈtir-ē-ˌōl\

Medical Definition of arteriole

  1. :  any of the small terminal twigs of an artery that ends in capillaries

  2. ar·te·ri·o·lar \-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-ˌlär, -lər\play adjective



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