Dictionary

venule

venule

noun ve·nule \ˈvēn-(ˌ)yül, ˈven-\

Definition of VENULE

:  a small vein; especially :  any of the minute veins connecting the capillaries with the larger systemic veins

Origin of VENULE

Latin venula, diminutive of vena vein
First Known Use: circa 1850

venule

noun ve·nule \ˈvēn-(ˌ)yü(ə)l, ˈven-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VENULE

:  a small vein; especially :  any of the minute veins connecting the capillaries with the larger systemic veins

Illustration of VENULE

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: venulosePrevious Word in the Dictionary: venulaAll Words Near: venule
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears