venule


ve·nule

noun \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

ve·nule

noun \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

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